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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Seat Pleasant House Fire Displaces Family of 8 - Valley Park Drive

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

A fire of an undetermined cause erupted in the basement laundry room of a Seat Pleasant home on Saturday afternoon.  At around 2:40 pm, March 2, 2014, firefighters from the Seat Pleasant area responded to the single family home in the 6600 block of Valley Park Drive.  Fire/EMS units arrived to find smoke showing with a working fire in the basement.  Firefighters initiated extinguishment and a search of the home.  All searches were negative and the fire was extinguished within 15 minutes of arrival.

No injuries were reported.  2 adults and 6 children will be displaced.  The County Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross will be providing temporary shelter for the family.

The cause remains under investigation and fire loss is estimated at $50,000.

Attached images are provided courtesy of Fire Fighter/Medic Shawn Croissette








Winter Storm Warning for Prince George's County - Sunday 11:00 am Update


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1104 AM EST SUN MAR 2 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 PM EST MONDAY...

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO ONE TENTH INCH ICE...MORE AT HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS...THEN 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...RAIN CHANGES TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET FROM NORTH TO
  SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...THEN BECOMES HEAVY SNOW LATE
  TONIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...DROPPING FROM THE LOWER 30S AROUND MIDNIGHT TO
  THE MID 20S LATE TONIGHT...THEN LOWER 20S THROUGH MONDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS...VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL OVERNIGHT TONIGHT TROUGH
  MONDAY... AFFECTING BOTH THE MONDAY MORNING AND MONDAY
  AFTERNOON PEAK COMMUTE HOURS. POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE WITH
  THE COMBINATION OF ICE AND HEAVY SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS WINTER STORM WARNING IS FOR HEAVY SNOW...SLEET...AND
FREEZING RAIN AND MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE AND SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE POWER OUTAGES.
ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.


Stay Informed - Stay Ready - Stay Safe


www.ready.gov

The forecast includes a heavy wet snow.  Anyone with a known cardiac condition or age 55 and over should not attempt to shovel this snow.  

Shoveling heavy wet snow has been known to cause massive heart attacks and other cardiac episodes.

Staying healthy and safe during a winter storm - 
safety tips from PGFD.