Shortly before 1PM, Friday, May 13, Prince George’s County firefighters arrived at a Temple Hills apartment complex and encountered fire on the second floor of a three-story apartment building. The first arriving engine from Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station 829 advised the fire was extending to the top floor and roof area and requested a 2nd Alarm. Over 80 firefighters and medics battled this fire in the 4800 block of Saint Barnabas Road for about 15 minutes before declaring it under control. All occupants had safely escaped prior to the fire/EMS department arrival.
The fire caused an estimated $30,000 in loss, damaged two apartments, and a section of the roof. Two firefighters were injured; one sustained 2nd degree burns to his hands and was treated and released from the burn unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, and another sustained a laceration and was treated on the scene. A civilian was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of smoke inhalation.
Eight families; 15 adults and 7 children, will be displaced. The Red Cross is assisting them.
Firefighters from Fairfax County also operated on this incident.
Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, PGFD
U/D 2nd Alarm Apartment Building fire. At Barnabas Road pic.twitter.com/10Mkve2vAT
— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) May 13, 2016
Prince Georges County Fire & Rescue units were alerted for the apartment fire on Monday, Oct. 19 at Green Meadow Way in Largo, MD. First arriving units reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof of a 4-story apartment complex and a 2nd alarm was sounded. The heaviest fire was in the attic/roof area of the apartment with some extension into the top floor apartment unit(s). PGFD knocked the bulk of the fire within 10 minutes but remained on the scene for an extended time to chase hot spots and perform overhaul.
Many thanks to PGFD Chief PIO Mark Brady for sharing his photos from the fire scene upon arrival of first units.
Prince Georges County Fire & Rescue units responded to the house fire on East Forest Road in Landover, MD on July 31, 2015. Firefighters arrived to find fire showing from the first floor and started an interior attack and search. Searches were negative and the fire was knocked in 15 minutes. Companies remained on the scene to knock hotspots and overhaul.
Crews from Companies 33 (Kentland), 46 (Largo), 5 (Capitol Heights), 9 (Bladensburg), 38 (Chapel Oaks), and 6 (St. Joseph) worked the job. Thanks to Mark Brady, Chief PIO for PGFD for sharing the photo of the scene when firefighters arrived.
Prince George’s County Fire Department units responded to the house fire in Berwyn Heights on Thursday morning, Jan. 29, not far from Berwyn Heights Co. 14’s firehouse. Units arrived to find fire and smoke showing from the 0ne-story home. Firefighters controlled the fire quickly.
Crews and apparatus from Berwyn Heights (Co. 14), Bladensburg (Co. 9), Hyattsville (Co. 1), Riverdale (Co. 7), Branchville (Co. 11), and College Park (Co. 12) all worked the job.
More photos are up on my Flickr account at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59625319@N02/
Prince Georges County (MD) firefighters were alerted to the house fire on Gary Lane in the Springdale neighborhood on Thursday (10/2/14). PGFD units arrived to find smoke showing from the 2nd floor bedroom in the rear of the house with fire coming from the eaves. Firefighters made an aggressive attack and had the fire knocked within 10 minutes of arrival.
PGFD units from St. Joseph Fire/EMS (Co. 6); West Lanham Hills (Co. 28), Largo (Co. 46), Bladensburg (Co. 9), Kentland (Co. 33), and Ritchie (Co. 37) were on scene.
Photos follow from both Mark Brady, the PGFD PIO, and myself.
Mark arrived early and also shot this video of the firefight:
Thanks to Mark for allowing me to submit his photos and video.
Prince Georges County Fire Department units from stations 48 (West Lanham Hills), 33 (Kentland), 7 (Riverdale), 9 (Bladensburg), and 30 (Landover Hills) responded to the working fire dispatch on Monday in Lanham, MD. Crews arrived on scene to find fire coming from the roof, on several floors, and inside the walls of the complex. The fire was knocked quickly.
Here are some shots of the rigs and crews on the scene including the duo of tower ladders from the Kentland and Riverdale companies.