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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Largo Home Fire Displace Residents and Injure Firefighter

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

A Largo home sustained significant damage resulting in a family of two displaced and a firefighter injured this Easter afternoon.

Fire/EMS units arrived at about 2:45 pm at a 2-story single family home in the 1700 block of Albert Drive and reported heavy fire showing. Firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack on the fire as well as a search of the house. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished.

A firefighter sustained a laceration to his arm and was treated and released from a local hospital. Occupants of the home escaped on their own prior to the Fire/EMS Department arrival. No civilian injuries were reported.

Quick work by firefighters in knocking down the fire limited damage to the home. Preliminary fire loss is estimated at $150,000. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental. A unattended candle on the rear deck may have ignited combustibles with fire quickly spreading into the house.