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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beltsville House Displaces Family - No Injuries

A family of six will be displaced until repairs to the second floor of their Beltsville home can be made. At around 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 30, 2009, Prince George's and Montogomery County Firefighters responded to 12200 block of Torrey Pines Terrace in the Cross Creek subdivision and discovered a small fire in a second floor bedroom. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuires were reported. The fire was accidental in nature and fire loss estimated at about $10,000. The 3 adults and 3 children are being assisited by the Departments Citizens Services Unit and the Red Cross with temporary shelter.

Small Fire Handled Quickly in Vacant Garage

Just after 1:00 PM, Firefighters from the Lanham area of Prince George’s County Maryland were alerted to a 911 call reporting smoke coming from a garage. Engine 848 and Truck 828, West Lanham Hills #2 and #1 respectively, were the first suppression units to arrive on the scene at 9308 Annapolis Road. They encountered a 1 ½ stories, 20’ X 40’, detached garage located on obviously vacant/abandoned property with smoke showing. First arriving crews stretched hoselines and forced entry into the structure and initiated an interior attack and search of the structure. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished by first arriving units in about 5 minutes. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.