MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
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.