Temple Hills Apartment Fire

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

Just before 5:00 am, Friday. February 25, 2011, firefighter/medics from the Silver Hill area were alerted to a 911 call reporting smoke inside of an apartment.  Firefighters arrived at 4467 23rd Parkway in Temple Hills, a 3-story garden style apartment building, advising of a working fire.  A search quickly resulted in locating the fire in a 1st floor apartment bedroom and was quickly extinguished.  Occupants of the building had evacuated or sheltered-in-place until firefighters gave the all clear.  No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.

One adult and three children from the apartment of origin are displaced as a result of this fire.  The displaced occupants were assisted by the Fire/EMS Departments Citizen Services Unit.  Investigators advised the cause of the fire is under investigation with fire loss estimated at  $20,000.

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