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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Three Homes Damaged by Early Morning Fire

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Three Mount Rainier homes sustained damage from a fire this morning. At about 5:45 am firefighters from Bunker Hill and other nearby Fire/EMS Stations were alerted to a house fire in the 3300 block of Otis Street.

Fire/EMS units arrived to find a 2-story single family home well involved with fire. The fire was extending to neighboring homes on each side of the burning structure.  Firefighters ensured the occupants were safely outside of the homes and immediately deployed hose lines to protect the neighboring homes and than started to attack the fire in the house of origin.

It required just about an hour for firefighters to knock down and extinguish the fire.

Two adult occupants, a male and a female, were transported to a hospital for evaluation of exhaustion in combination with pre-exisitng medical conditions. A firefighter suffered an illness on the scene and was also taken to a hospital. Firefighters rescued 1 dog from the home, however, a second dog perished.

Fire Investigators have the cause of the fire listed as under investigation, however, believe it to be accidental. Fire loss to the 3 homes is still being tabulated.

A total of 11 adults and 3 children will be displaced from 2 of the homes. They are being assisted by the County Citizen Services Unit and will be staying with other family and friends.
House of Origin at 3302 Otis Street

Neighbors house at 3304 Otis Street.  This family is displaced.

Neighbors house at 3300 Otis Street.  The house sustained damage, however, the family is not displaced.

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