Just before 11 am today a 911 call was placed reporting a house fire in the 3500 block of Everest Drive in Temple Hills. Firefighters arrived at the 1-story, with basement, brick single family home and found fire showing from the first floor. An interior search of the home and attack on the fire immediately commenced.
The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes of arrival and a primary search resulted in a female, 60ish years of age, being located on the first floor. She was removed and treated by paramedics. She was found to be not breathing and having no pulse. Paramedics performed emergency pre-hospital care, including CPR, and transported the patient to a nearby hospital where she remains in critical condition. No other civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.
The fire appears to have started in a first floor bedroom. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Preliminary fire loss is estimated at $75,000.
Mark E. Brady
PGFD Chief Spokesperson