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Sunday, February 28, 2016

One Civilian Injured in 2-Alarm Commercial Building Fire - Armstrong Lane

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

Firefighters battled a fire this morning that consumed a 1-story auto repair garage and injured an employee.  The fire was reported at around 7:20 am in the 8700 block of Armstrong Lane in Upper Marlboro.  Firefighters arrived at the business and reported fire and smoke showing.  A Second Alarm was sounded bringing additional firefighters and apparatus to the scene.  It required about 45 minutes to extinguish the fire.

Medics treated an employee of the garage for burn injuries to his hands and face.  The adult male was transported to a Burn Unit in “Good” condition suffering from 2nd degree burns.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  Fire loss is estimated at $150,000.

Photos are courtesy of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department