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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hyattsville House Fire Displaces Family of Six - Ogelthorpe Street

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

A fire that is believed to have started accidentally in a 1st floor bedroom caused an estimated $25,000 in damage and displaced a family of six.  At about 12:15 pm firefighters from the Hyattsville and surrounding area were alerted to a house fire in the 3800 block of Oglethorpe Street.  Firefighters arrived to find a 2-story single family home with smoke showing.  There were a total of 33 firefighter/medics on the scene that required about 8 minutes to extinguish the fire after arrival.  No injuries were reported.

2 adults and 4 children will be displaced and will stay with other family members in the area.  A search of the home failed to find any working smoke alarms.

Images are provided courtesy of Matt McSherry

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