MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Prince George's County Fire Investigators continue their work to determine the exact cause of a fire that occurred on Sunday morning in the 2400 block of Griffen Street in Lewisdale. Preliminary information indicates that the cause of the fire appears to be "accidental." The investigations remains open and on-going.
The fire claimed the life of six year old Omari Noel, date of birth 11/13/2005. He was removed from the house by firefighters along with two other family members. Omari was pronounced deceased at the hospital yesterday morning.
Two other family members were also removed by firefighters are the mother (30ish years of age) and aunt (60ish years of age) of the deceased. Both females remain hospitalized in "critical" condition.
The grandmother was able to exit the home prior to the fire departments arrival.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.