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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Firefighter Injured Battling Vacant House Fire

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

A Prince George's County Firefighter/Medic was injured battling a house fire this morning.  Just before 7:00 am, Wednesday, August 5, Firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 6200 block of Kolb Street in Fairmont Heights.  Fire/EMS units arrived to find smoke coming from the house and a working fire in the kitchen area.  The fire was quickly brought under control and while doing so a firefighter sustained an arm injury.  He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.

The house is a vacant structure and the cause of the fire is undetermined.  Fore loss is estimated at $20,000.

Citizens are encouraged to call 911 if they see any activity around vacant structures.  If you see something - say something and call 911.

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