Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
Just after 3:00 pm, Tuesday, January 31, Firefighters from the Bowie area were alerted to a fire on the second floor of a house.
Firefighters arrived quickly at the 2-story, Cape Cod, single family home in the 4400 block of Olando Lane and found heavy smoke coming from the top floor. A quick aggressive interior attack by first arriving firefighters contained the fire to a bedroom. The fire was extinguished within 5 minutes of arrival.
The three adult occupants escaped safely prior to the firefighters arrival.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, however, initial indications are that it was accidental and possibly caused by a candle igniting combustibles. Preliminary fire loss is estimated at $35,000. No injuries were reported and the 3 adult occupants will be displaced and are making their own arrangements for temporary shelter.