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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Auto on Fire in a Carport Damages House

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

Conditions on arrival by Al Schwartz
A Beltsville house sustained damage when an auto fire parked in an attached carport ignited and spread to the structure.  Just after 12:30 pm, Tuesday, November 29, Firefighters from Beltsville and surrounding stations battled the fire for about 15 minutes before bringing the fire under control.  Al Schwartz, Volunteer Chief of Beltsville, arrived first and had command of the incident.  The cause of the fire is undetermined at this point.  No injuries were reported.  Fire loss is estimated at $25,000.