Media Contact: Mark E.Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
As firefighters from the area were stilling working at a townhouse fire on Chester Grove Road, another report of a structure fire was received in the Forestville area. Firefighters from other areas had been transferred into the area to ensure adequate coverage while personnel were busy dealing with the other incident. As an example, an engine and personnel from Bladensburg Fire/EMS Station #809 were transferred into the area and operated at the scene of a large automotive repair facility in the 9400 block of Darcy Road in Forestville. The automotive facility is operated by the County Department of Public Works and Transportation. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the facility and quickly located a fire inside the cab of a dump truck in one of the repair bays. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and a fire loss estimate of $40,000.