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Firefighters battled a fire in a Landover duple this morning. At about 1:15 am, Saturday, February 18, firefighters were alerted to a fire in the 7700 block of Normandy Road. Firefighters arrived and reported heavy fire at the 2-story duplex structure. It required about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire loss is estimated at $125,000.
It is significant to note that working smoke alarms in each residence emitted a warning and provided the residents an opportunity to escape safely without injury. Both homes were occupied by 3 adults each and both homes are currently uninhabitable. Both families were assisted by the County Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross with temporary housing and basic necessities.
|Fire and heavy smoke can be seen from the 2-story duplex in Landover. PGFD Photo.|