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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lanham House Fire - Naval Avenue (UPDATED)

Firefighters battled a fire in a Lanham home on Thursday evening that injured two firefighters and displaced the family.

At around 9:30 pm, Thursday, firefighters responded to the 6300 block of Naval Avenue at the intersection of Hickory Hill Avenue and encountered a 2-story single family home with fire on both floors.

After about 15 minutes of fighting the fire a Task Force was sounded bringing additional Fire/EMS resources to the scene. The fire was extinguished just after 10:00 pm.

Two firefighters sustained similar burn injuries and were transported to a Burn Unit with small burns to their back and neck area.  Burning embers fell from above and burned through their protective nomex hood before making contact with their neck and back. Both firefighters were treated and released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation with preliminary reports indicating the cause is "accidental." Fire loss is estimated at $150,000.

The family, 1 adult and 2 children, were at home at the time of the fire and escaped safely. They will be displaced as a result of the fire damage. The Red Cross is providing assistance to the family.


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