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Friday, April 26, 2013

Capitol Heights Home Damaged by Fire - Was Scheduled for Christmas in April Renovation Saturday

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

A Capitol Heights home scheduled for a Christmas in April renovation project tomorrow morning sustained significant damage from a fire this afternoon.  Just after 2:00 pm, Friday, April 26, firefighters responded to a reported house fire in the 100 block of Iago Avenue.  Fire/EMS units arrived to find a 1-story single family home with fire showing from the rear of the structure.  An interior attack was initiated and a fire in a bedroom was quickly contained and extinguished.  The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in estimated fire loss and displaced the two adult occupants.  Fortunately, there were no injuries.  The cause appears to be electrical in nature but official remains under investigation.

 Christmas in April is a non-denominational volunteer organization that repairs the homes of senior citizens who are either low-income and/or physically challenged so they may live in warmth, safety, and independence. 

After months of planning and preparation, Christmas in April culminates in a one day repair effort on the last Saturday in April.

Christmas in April relies on the community for support from volunteers to repair the homes, and seeks funding from businesses, corporations and individuals.

The success of Christmas in April is due to the cooperative efforts of County government, private businesses, civic and community organizations, churches and synagogues.

Members of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department are scheduled for several home renovation projects Saturday morning at homes throughout the County.

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