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Monday, November 7, 2016

MEDIA UPDATE - Landover Fatal Fire on October 30 - Ballinger Avenue (edit)

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

An early morning fire on Sunday, October 30, 2016 claimed the life of a Landover resident.  At around 3:20 am Prince George's County Firefighter/Medics were alerted to a house fire in the 1500 block of Ballinger Avenue and arrived to find fire showing from the second floor of a 3-story single family home.  First arriving firefighters encountered an adult male in the front yard that had jumped from a second floor window to the ground to escape the fire.

Firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack on the fire and search for an occupant still inside the burning home.  Within minutes a second floor bedroom fire was discovered and extinguished.  During the primary search of the second floor an adult male was located in an adjacent room to the area of origin.  He was pronounced deceased.

The adult male that jumped from the second floor and one other occupant of the home were transported to an area hospital for additional evaluation and treatment.  The home was found to have working smoke alarms. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation with the estimated fire loss of $35,000.

The deceased has been identified as Nevile Gilgeous, DOB  9-20-55, 61 years-of-age of Brooklyn, NY.  This is the eighth residential fire fatality recorded this year in Prince George’s County.

edit on 11-9-2016 provided correct last known hometown location.  Previoulsy listed as Landover, MD.

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