Just before 3:00 pm Friday, firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1100 block of Addison Road South in Capitol Heights. Fire/EMS units arrived to find a large 2-story, wood frame, single family home with heavy fire showing. Firefighters initially entered the structure to search for the home owner but quickly were evacuated due to untenable conditions.
The bulk of the visible fire was knocked down in about 20 minutes with firefighters continuing to work on hot spots.
Two brothers were in the process of renovating the house. They will be displaced and assisted by the Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross. Two firefighters sustained minor burns and transported to the Burn Unit. I anticipate they will be treated and released.
The cause of the fire is under investigation with a preliminary fire loss estimated at $125K.
Story and photos by
Mark E. Brady
Prince George's County Fire/EMS