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.