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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Clinton House Fire - Five Firefighters Sustained Minor Injuries

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

Five Prince George’s County Firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling a fierce fire at a Clinton house this morning. At about 11:15 am, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, fire/EMS units responded to 8200 Anaio Court after being alerted of a house on fire. Firefighters arrived to find a 2-story single family home with heavy fire conditions on both floors with fire extending into the attic area. The house is vacant, however, is known to have recently housed vagrants. Firefighters conducted a primary search of the structure before vacating and continued to extinguish the fire from the safety of the exterior.

It required 33 firefighters about 30 minutes to knock down the bulk of the fire. Four firefighters sustained minor burns and one firefighter sustained an injury to his leg; all were transported to area medical facilities, treated and released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and fire loss estimates are not yet available.


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

The citizens and residents of Prince George's County received a potential life-saving donation from PEPCO this morning. Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones accepted 2000 smoke alarms and hearing impaired smoke alarms donated by PEPCO at the Cranford-Graves Fire Services Building in Landover Hills. Pete Pedersen, Coordinator of PEPCO's Emergency Service Partnership Program, and Kim Watson, Vice-President of Government Affairs/Maryland Division, were on-hand to make the presentation to the Department.

Citizens and residents can call the Departments’ Smoke Alarm Hotline at 301-864-SAFE (7233) and request a smoke alarm. A Fire/EMS Department representative will install a smoke alarm in your home; free of charge.

Video is courtesy of Jeff Callaway, PGFD Community Outreach/PIO
Photos by Mark E. Brady, PGFD PIO

Pete Pedersen (PEPCO), Fire Chief Eugene A. Jones, and Kim Watson (PEPCO) at smoke alarm donation