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Thursday, February 12, 2015

NBC 4 Consumer Report - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Promotions - Civilian and Battalion Chief Announced

Two promotions were recently announced by Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor.  One of the promotions is a civilian promotion and the other is a career position.

The following promotions will be effective Sunday,
February 22, 2015

Administrative Aide III Xiomara Lozano-Chevez
Assigned to the Office of Risk Management and Safety


Battalion Chief Paul "Scott" Kilpatrick 
Fourth Battalion Commander

Congratulations to both on your achievements!!!

Mount Rainier House Fire - 37th Street

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Public Information Officer, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

A fire of an undetermined cause and origin triggered total destruction of a Mt. Rainier home this morning.    Firefighters were dispatched just before 5:30 am to a 2-story single family home in the 4000 block of 37th Street and arrived to find the structure well involved with fire.  The fire was burning so intensely that homes on either side of the house of origin also sustained fire and heat damage.

It required over an hour for firefighters to extinguish the fire.

The home is typically occupied by a sole adult male.  He was not at home this morning.

Fire loss is estimated at $450,000 to all three homes and contents.

No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.