MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Just before 3:00 pm today Fire/EMS units were alerted to smoke coming from a single family home in Berwyn Heights. Firefighters arrived quickly in the 8800 block of Cunningham Drive and found a 1-story home with heavy smoke showing. Firefighters initiated a search of the house and quickly determined no one was home. A working fire was located in the kitchen and living room area with extension to most areas of the house. It required about 15 minutes to extinguish the fire.
There were no injuries reported. The family, 2 adults and 2 children, will be displaced. They were assisted on the scene by Billy McNeel from the County Citizens Services Unit. They will be making their own living arrangements.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and a preliminary fire loss estimate is $100,000 to the structure and contents.
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