Just after 9:30 am, Wednesday, June 13, firefighters from the Hyattsville area responded to a report of a house fire in the 4000 block of Madison Street. Fire/EMS units arrived to find a 1 ½ story, with basement, Cape Cod style house with heavy fire showing from the first floor. An aggressive interior attack and simultaneous search of the structure was implemented with the fire being knocked down within 15 minutes of arrival and all searches proving negative. The structure is being used as a boarding house and seven unrelated residents will be displaced. They are being assisted by the County Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross.
The fire appears to have started in a bedroom on the first floor. Prince George’s County Fire Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire which remains open and under investigation. An additional investigation is underway concerning the use of the structure as a boarding home.
One firefighter sustained burn injuries to his leg and was treated and released from an area Burn Unit. No civilian injuries were reported. Fire loss is estimated at $50,000.
Mark E. Brady
Public Relations Manager/Chief Spokesperson/PIO
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department
9201 Basil Court #452
Largo, MD 20774