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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Friday Press Briefing - Fatal Bowie House Fire

Despite over a dozen recent successful smoke-alarm-saves, a 65 year old male occupant of the home on Grendel Place perished Wednesday night in the midst of an advanced fire and a wild ammunition discharge display.  Firefighters feverishly searched the home, however had to evacuate the home twice due to safety concerns.

Firefighters and paramedics from Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department stations will go door to door Friday checking smoke alarms, beginning with a press briefing by Fire Chief Marc Bashoor at 12:00 p.m. 

Media will be provided the most up to date information available, along with a renewed plea to check and maintain smoke alarms, along with an advance warning of new County-wide legislation set to go into effect July 1, 2014.

Media will be provided the opportunity for individual interviews and walk-along filming.

Marc Bashoor, Fire Chief
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department
9201 Basil Court, Suite 452
Landover, MD 20774
(o) 301-883-5200
Twitter @PGFD_Chief

Questions???  Call Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez, Public Information Officer, at 240-508-6583

NBC Report on Fatal Fire in Bowie