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Friday, July 31, 2015

Landover House Fire - East Forest Road

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

Just after 11:00 am, Friday, July 31, firefighters were alerted to a house fire in Landover.  Kentland Firefighters were the first to arrive at a 2-story duplex  in the 7200 block of East Forest Road and encountered fire showing from the first floor.

Crews mounted an interior attack and search of the structure finding no one inside.  The fire was knocked down within 15 minutes of arrival.  Three occupants were home when the fire started and escaped safely prior to the fire departments arrival.

The  accidential fire started in the kitchen and caused an estimated $50,000 in fire damage.  There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.  Three adult occupants are displaced and provided with assistance from the American Red Cross.

Photo of conditions on arrival courtesy of PGFD

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