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Monday, April 23, 2012

Adelphi House Fire - Riggs Road

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

Prince George’s and Montgomery County Firefighters battled a fire in an Adelphi single family home that caused significant damage and injured two firefighters. Firefighters were dispatched at around 12:45 am, Monday, April 23, 2012, to the 10100 block of Riggs Road and discovered a working fire in the basement of the house. An interior attack and search and rescue of the structure were immediately initiated. All searches proved negative with occupants having escaped safely prior to the Fire Departments arrival. The fire was rapidly extending and conditions inside were deteriorating to the point where personnel were forced to evacuate. It required nearly an hour for the fire to be extinguished.

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries with one being treated and released from an area hospital. The County Citizen Services Unit assisted the nine adult occupants with temporary shelter. Fire Investigators continue to investigate the cause and origin of the fire and they estimate fire loss at about $100,000.

Firefighters battled a fire in this 1-story with basement single family home in the 10100 block of Riggs Road.
(photo by Jim Davis, pgfdfire.com)

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