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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Suitland Apartment Fire Displaces 42 Residents

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

On Monday evening, July 6, firefighters battled an apartment fire in the 3600 block of Silver Park Drive in Suitland.  The fire of undetermined cause and origin resulted in the displacement of 42 residents from 12 apartments and caused an estimated fire loss of $100,000.  Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Just before 8:30 pm, firefighters arrived to find a 3-story garden style apartment building with fire and smoke showing from a top floor unit.  The fire was starting to extend into the roof/attic area of the building before firefighters were able to gain control and extinguish the fire.

The County Citizens Services Unit, Red Cross and apartment complex management were working to provide shelter to the 30 adults and 12 children that suffered displacement.