The cause of the fire is under investigation. The identity and cause of the death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Fire investigators did not find any presence of a working smoke alarm in the Cheverly home this morning. Firefighters will be canvassing communities throughout Prince George's County on Monday, April 1, as part of the Department's "Safety First Day of the month" initiative as well as our standard "Post Incident Neighborhood Intervention Program" (PINIP) where firefighters visit homes in a community where a tragic death has occurred. Residents are more apt to heed our advice of having working smoke alarms.
No other details of this case are currently available.
Mark E. Brady