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Rising out of the Ashes – Ledo’s Pizza at Penn Mar SC

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In May of 2009, the Ledo’s Pizza Restaurant at the Penn Mar Shopping Center in Forestville was destroyed along with 5 other stores when an explosion occurred. The restaurant has relocated to a new store front in the same shopping center and the owner is paying tribute to the firefighters and paramedics that risked their […]

2-Alarm Beltsville Warehouse Fire with Explosions

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Firefighters encountered more then heavy smoke and fire at a Beltsville warehouse fire. Fire/EMS units were dispatched to Precision Cycle Works, 11323 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, Maryland, for 911 reports of an explosion and fire at about 1:45 PM, Thursday, April 8, 2010. First arriving firefighters from […]

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NIOSH REPORT ON FORESTVILLE STRIP MALL EXPLOSION – MAY 2009 On May 7, 2009, two captains, a lieutenant, and five fire fighters were injured during a natural gas explosion at a strip mall in Maryland. At 1254 hours, dispatch reported a natural gas leak inside a business at a strip mall. Five minutes later, the initial […]

Forestville Strip Mall Explosion May 7, 2009

At 12:54 PM on Thursday, May 7, 2009, Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics were dispatched on a call that no one is soon to forget. Firefighters were alerted to respond to the Penn-Mar Shopping Center, a large 1-story strip mall, in the 3400 Block of Donnell Drive in Forestville and arrived at 12:59 PM. First arriving […]