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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Fire with Fatality - Tippett Road

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

Officials from the Prince George’s County Office of the Fire Marshal are investigating a fire involving a camping trailer with a civilian fatality.  At around 5:15 am, Saturday, December 5, firefighters were alerted to a fire in the 11300 block of Tippett Road in Clinton.  Fire/EMS units arrived to find a 20-foot camping trailer fully involved with fire.  Once the fire was extinguished an adult male was found inside the trailer and declared deceased.

As is always the case involving fires involving a fatality, the Prince George’s County Police Department will join Fire Investigators until a cause of the fire and cause of death have been determined.

The identity and cause of death will need to be confirmed by an autopsy.  Fire loss is estimated at $10,000 to the trailer and contents.  No additional information is available for release at this time. 

Image from scene by Paul Hawkins (PGFD Observer)

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