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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Update on Clinton Fire Cause and Status of Occupants

MEDIA CONTACT: MARK E. BRADY, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
MEBrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

Prince George's County Fire personnel assigned to the Office of the Fire Marshal concluded their on site cause and origin investigation into a fire that occurred around 6:30 am, Friday, February 3 in the 7200 block of Milligan Road in Clinton.  It appears the fire originated in the rear portion of the 1-story house in the area of the kitchen.  Two young adult occupants were rescued by firefighters and transported to a nearby hospital in Critical Condition.

The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in fire loss.  The cause remains under investigation pending interviews with all home residents.  Preliminary results indicate the cause of the fire is accidental.

The two victims were suffering from smoke inhalation and burn injuries.  Once stabilized at the local hospital they were transferred to a hospital that specializes in treatment of their injuries.  As of Friday night the two were listed in Critical, however, stable condition.

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