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Prince George's County Firefighters extinguished a fire in an assisted living group home in Lanham this morning. At about 6:30 am, Thursday, April 16, firefighters responded to 6120 Princess Garden Parkway and arrived at the 1-story, with basement, home with fire and smoke coming from the roof.
This house was in use as an assisted living group home with 4 residents and 1 employee. All 5 occupants were able to safely escape the fire on their own. Fire Investigators could not determine if smoke alarms played any role in their notification and escape.
Firefighters battled a fire in the attic area of the house. It required about 15 minutes to extinguish the fire. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. The 4 residents will be displaced and moved to other group homes.
Fire loss is estimated at $10,000. The cause of the fire is accidental and attributed to an electrical malfunction.
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