MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
On Monday, November 20, 2017 firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the 9200 block of McHenry Lane in Lanham. Fire/EMS units arrived to find fire coming through the roof of this 2-story single family home. The family of 5 adults and 2 children made it out of the house safely.
It was determined that a damaged chimney allowed extension to the attic area of the house eventually burning through the roof. Fire loss is estimated at $100,000. Fortunately no civilian or firefighter injures were reported.
Please follow these safety tips and have your chimney/fireplace and all heating equipment checked annually by a reputable and certified company.
|McHenry Lane Arrival Image by Ricky Riley|