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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two Unrelated Home Fires - Laurel and District Heights

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us

Prince George’s County Firefighters extinguished two unrelated home fires last night.  Fire loss for both homes is estimated at $75,000 and both families displaced, however, no civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.

The first incident occurred Monday evening at about 8:00 pm at a 2-story single family home in Laurel.  Fire/EMS units arrived at the home in the 15600 block of Plantation Court and found a fire on the rear deck.  The cause of the fire was reported to have involved a “gas fireplace on deck.”  The fire extended up the rear exterior wall and into the attic of the home.  It required about 15 minutes to extinguish this fire.  Fire loss estimated was reported at $25,000.

The second incident occurred at 12:45 am, Tuesday, February 14, that involved a District Heights townhouse.  Firefighters arrived at a 2-story, middle of the row, townhouse in the 1700 block of Rollins Place and found fire showing from the rear of the structure.  Firefighters were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire.  The majority of the damage was limited to just the one townhouse.  Fire loss at this fire is estimated at $50,000 and the cause is under investigation.

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