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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fire/EMS Departmental Crash in Greenbelt

At around 9:45 am, Saturday, September 1, Fire/EMS units were alerted to a possible house fire in Berwyn Heights.  One of the engines companies alerted and responding to the incident was from the Greenbelt Fire/EMS Station 835.  While responding to the incident, the Greenbelt engine was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle on Kenilworth Avenue near the Capital Beltway.

Two Greenbelt firefighters sustained minor injuries and have been transported to a local hospital for additional evaluation and treatment.  The driver of the civilian vehicle is also being transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

The Greenbelt engine has sustained significant damage and is out of service.  It appears the engine will be unavailable for an extended period of time.

The crash scene is under investigation by law enforcement and the Fire/EMS Department Safety Office.

The Berwyn Heights incident turned out to be a malfunctioning electrical outlet and was handled by first arriving units.

Mark Brady
PGFD PIO

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