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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lanham House Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesman, 240-508-7930

Prince George's County Firefighters made quick work of a Lanham house fire Saturday morning.  Just before 10:00 am firefighters from West Lanham Hills and surrounding stations responded to a reported house fire at 7200 Patterson Street.  Fire/EMS units arrived on the scene to find fire showing from the rear of the house. Firefighters searched the home and determined that everyone had escaped safely.  It required about 15 minutes to extinguish the fire that involved a rear deck and kitchen on the first floor with extension into the roof area.

There were at least two adult occupants inside when the fire started and they escaped without injury.  Five occupants normally reside at the house and will be displaced.  The County Citizen Services Unit is on the scene assisting them.  No civilian or firefighter injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and fire loss estimates are still being tabulated.

Fire/EMS units arrived with fire showing from the rear of the house.

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