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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Glenarden House Fire - Leslie Avenue - Civilian Injuries and Fatalities

Firefighters were alerted to a house fire with occupants trapped at around 4:00 am, Thursday, February 21.

Volunteer Firefighters from Kentland Station 833 were the first to arrive at a brick 1-story with basement single family home in the 8600 block of Leslie Avenue in Glenarden. Conditions on arrival included fire and heavy smoke showing. Kentland and other arriving firefighters initiated a search of the burning home and removed 1 adult male and 3 children: 5, 8 and 10 year old females. 

All four were not breathing and had no pulse. Firefighters started CPR on the victims and all were quickly transported by paramedics to area hospitals. 2 other occupants, an adult female and an 8 year old child, had escaped the fire before the fire departments arrival and sustained less serious injuries and have been transported to area hospitals.

The fire was knocked down within 30 minutes. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The adult male and two of the children were pronounced deceased a short time after arriving at the hospital despite the very best efforts of everyone involved. One child had a pulse restored and is in the process of being transported to a hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of children.

Mark Brady
Chief Spokesperson

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