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District Heights House Fire – Kirtland Avenue

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics from the District Height area were alerted to a house fire this morning around 9:45.  Fire/EMS units arrived at a 1-story single family home in the 2400 block of Kirtland Avenue with fire showing.  Firefighters entered the burning home to extinguish the fire […]

Candlelight Vigil Tonight for 2-Year Old FIre Victim

A candlelight vigil for 2-year-old Mariah Kendra Hood will be held this Sunday evening, March 4, 2012, at 6:00 pm.  Mariah perished after being rescued by firefighters from her burning District Heights townhouse. Reverend John E. Richardson will lead the vigil near the family home located at 6139 Hil-Mar Drive.  A contingent of Prince George’s […]

District Heights Toddler Succumbs to Injuries from Home Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 It is with deep regret that we announce that the 2-year-old girl rescued by firefighters from her District Heights home has succommed to her injuries.  On Friday, February 17, about 1:45 am, firefighters operated at the scene of a fire inside of a 2-story duplex home on […]

Two Unrelated Home Fires – Laurel and District Heights

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, Prince George’s County Firefighters extinguished two unrelated home fires last night.  Fire loss for both homes is estimated at $75,000 and both families displaced, however, no civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. The first incident occurred Monday evening at about 8:00 pm at a 2-story single family home […]

District Heights Townhouse Fire

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2011Contact: Erroll W. George, Spokesperson, (Homepage) (Newsroom) District Heights Townhouse Fire Firefighters from District Heights and surrounding stations were alerted to a townhouse fire in the 6000 block of South Hilmar Circle this evening shortly after 8:00 pm. Fire/EMS units arrived within minutes and encountered heavy fire on the first and second floors […]

New Webisodes of PGFD on TheBattalion.TV

In December 2010, David Furtado from and his production crew visited Prince George’s County which has resulted in the production of new webisodes.  The fifth PGFD webisode, titled “The New Chief,” includes interviews with Marc S. Bashoor just days after taking the position of Acting Fire Chief.  Also included in this webisode is video from the […]

2-Alarm District Heights Apartment Fire

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, At about 12:45 pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2011, firefighters from the District Heights area responded to a report of an apartment fire with people trapped. Upon arrival at 6850 Walker Mill Road, fire/EMS units found a 2-1/2 story in the front-3 stories in the rear-flat roof- garden […]