Thursday, January 24, 2013
Second Temple Hills House Fire - Curtis Drive
A second home fire in Temple Hills occurred at about 12:15 pm today. Firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 2800 block of Curtis Drive and arrived to a 1-story home with a fire in the basement.
Firefighters extinguished the fire within 15 minutes of arrival and performed searches of the home with negative results.
Fire Investigators believe a electric space heater caused the fire after being left on when the husband and wife left the house to run errands.
No injuries occurred and fire loss is estimated at $75,000. The occupants, a husband and wife in their 80's, will be displaced and will be assisted by the County Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross.