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Friday, November 25, 2011

Bowie House Fire with Rescues

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

At about 4 am today firefighters from Bowie and other nearby stations were alerted to a house fire with people trapped. Fire/EMS units arrived at a 2-story single family home in the 14100 block of Pleasant View Drive with heavy smoke coming from the house.

Preliminary reports indicate that five people were inside when the fire started with an adult male being the only person that was able to exit the house prior to firefighters arrival. Firefighters quickly effected the rescue of four females, 1 adult and 3 pre-teen, from the second floor. The females were treated on the scene for smoke inhalation and transported to hospitals for additional evaluation and treatment; they were all transported in "good" condition.

A room and contents fire was located on the first floor and extinguished.

Fire Investigators are on the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Fire loss estimates are still being tabulated.