During the late afternoon of May 14 the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department (PGFD 828) responded and extinguished an auto fire in the rear of a Church on Annapolis Road. They captured a 30 second video of their approach to the scene and some of the auto that was well involved with fire.
Not aware that the vehicle was involved in a crime in Washington, DC, and the sensitive nature of the criminal investigation, the video was posted on their Facebook page later that day.
Once the volunteer chief of the West Lanham Hills Station became aware of the video today and the circumstances surrounding the vehicle involved, the video was immediately removed. Fire Investigators thank the volunteer chief for taking such quick action citing the on-going investigation.
Mark E. Brady
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department