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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Upper Marlboro House Fire - Endsley Place

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

At around 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 26, firefighters from the Upper Marlboro area were alerted to a house fire in the 3700 block of Endsley Place.  Firefighters arrived quickly and found a 2-story, with attached converted garage, 2,200 sq. ft. single-family home with fire showing.  The home occupants escaped unharmed prior to the fire department’s arrival.

It required 35 minutes for the 45 firefighter/medics on the scene to extinguish the fire.  The fire had spread throughout the structure causing nearly $200,000 in estimated fire loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, however, appears to be accidental.  No injuries were reported.

The County Citizen Services Unit will be assisting 3 adults and one 7 year-old child with temporary shelter and assistance by the American Red Cross.

A neighbor, Ken Washington, that lives across the street obtained still and video images of the house fire.  Please provide credit to him if you use these images.  The still images demonstrate conditions on arrival through when extinguishment efforts start to take effect.