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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Firefighters Battle 3 Unrelated Fires This Morning

Prince Georges County Firefighters have fought three unrelated fires this morning

The first fire occurred just before 1:00 am in the 5200 block of Palco Place in the Sunnyside Community of College Park. Firefighters arrived at the 2-story single family home and discovered a basement fire. The fire extended rapidly through the upper floors and eventually burned through the roof. There were no injuries. The cause is still under investigation and damages estimates are still being tabulated.

The second fire also involved a single family home and a basement fire. At around 3:00 am firefighters from the Largo/Upper Marlboro area responded to the 12800 block of Peachleaf Court in Upper Marlboro, a 2-story single family home, Fire/EMS units arrived to find a working fire in the basement. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and located an unconscious adult female during the primary search of the house, The female occupant was removed by firefighters, treated on the scene by paramedics and transported to a hospital where she is currently listed in critical condition. The cause of the fire is still being investigated and damage estimates are still being tabulated. No other injuries were reported.

Firefighters are still on the scene of the mornings third fire. At around 8:30 am firefighters responded to the 3500 block of Windom Road in Hyattsville. Upon arrival they encountered a 3-story garden style apartment building with fire showing from the 2nd and 3rd floors, the fire was extinguished within 15 minutes and crews currently remain on the scene checking for extension and performing salvage and overhaul of the burned units. No injuries reported. The investigation, including the cause/origin and fire loss estimates are still being on-going.

Information about these 3 incidents, including the critically injured Upper Marlboro resident, will be released as they become available.

Mark Brady

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