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Friday, April 26, 2013

Townhouse Fire in Largo - Harry S. Truman Drive

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

Public Safety Communication received several 911 calls this afternoon at about 2:30 pm reporting a townhouse fire in Largo.  Firefighter/Medics were alerted to the fire and arrived at 544 Harry S. Truman Drive and found heavy fire coming from the rear of 544 Harry S. Truman Drive; a 2-story, end of the row townhouse.

Firefighters made their way to a second floor bedroom where the fire originated and initiated an interior attack.  The fire extended up into the attic area before being extinguished.  The adjacent townhouse was not damaged, however, vinyl siding on the adjacent row of townhouses melted from the heat of the fire some 50 feet away.

There were about 50 firefighters on the scene.  The bulk of the fire was knocked down with 15 minutes of arrival.

The fire appears to have started in the second floor master bedroom.  The cause remains under investigation but does not appear suspicious.  Fire loss is estimated at $150,000.  An adult female occupant and her dog will be displaced and are being assisted by the Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross.

No injuries were reported.

Video and images by Mark E. Brady














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