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At around 12 noon today Prince George's County Firefighters were alerted to an apartment fire in the area of Prince Place and Campus Way South in Largo. As firefighters searched the area additional 911 call were received reporting the fire in the 100 block of Greenmeadow Way. First arriving units arrived at a 4-story sprinklered apartment building with heavy smoke coming from the roof. Within moments of arrival heavy fire could be seen burning through the peaked roof of the building. All occupants had escaped prior to the fire departments arrival.
Firefighters stretched hose lines up to the top floor and initiated an attack on the fire. A 2nd Alarm was sounded but the majority of the work was performed by the initial personnel. The majority of the fire was located in the attic area with some dropdown extension into the top floor apartment. Sprinklers activated and water lines broke during the fire and overhaul causing flooding of lower level units. The bulk of the fire was extinguished within 10 minutes of arrival. The fire was completely extinguished in about 30 minutes.
No injuries were reported, however, 16 families will be displaced from the building of origin. 26 adults and 2 children will be displaced and working with complex management and the American Red Cross for temporary relief. The fire appears to be accidental innate and a preliminary fire loss is estimated at $100,000. The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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