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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Preliminary Cause of College Park Fire is Accidential

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

The exact cause of the fire that occurred Monday, April 24, at 4700 Berwyn House Road in College Park remains under investigation.  Preliminarily findings by Fire Investigators indicate the cause appears to be accidental.  However, the official cause and origin cannot be determined until after a hands-on investigation which could take days to weeks based on the structural integrity of the building.

Fire Investigators are seeking the publics assitance by providing whatever video and still images you may have during the inital phases of the fire.  The incident was dispatched at 9:35 am on Monday.  If you have any images prior to the fire departments arrival or just after the fire departments arrival we are asking you to voluntarily submit your images. 

If possible images can be emailed to PGFDPIO@co.pg.md.us or any other means you have of transmitting your images.  If you cannot send via email, please send a note to same address with your name and phone number and we will contact you.

I will be back on location on Berwyn House Road at about 2:45 pm.