At around 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May 14, firefighters from Prince George's and Montgomery County were alerted to a building fire. Fire/EMS units arrived at 1836 Metzerott Road in Adelphi to find fire and smoke coming from an 8th floor apartment balcony. This is a 20-story high-rise apartment building.
Residents were evacuating the structure and a 2nd Alarm was requested by first arriving firefighters.
Firefighters made their way to an apartment on the 8th floor, east wing, and found a fire on the balcony with some extension to the interior. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. Residents were advised to shelter in place as the situation was brought quickly under control with little to no smoke in the building hallways.
No injuries were reported and only the apartment of origin will be displaced.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation and fire loss is estimated at $1,200.
Mark E. Brady
Prince George's County Fire/EMS
Updated Wednesday, 5-15-13 at 9:25 am