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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Landover Duplex Fire - Working Smoke Alarms Alert Residents

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

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.

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