WASHINGTON — A mother and daughter were rescued Monday morning after a discarded cigarette accidentally caused a fire to erupt in their Suitland, Maryland, home.
Prince George’s County Fire and EMS said they were alerted around 9:30 a.m. to the 3900 block of Coach Lane by phone calls from neighbors.
Capt. Russell Poe could hear screams for help coming from an area of the house and followed the calls, leading him to the woman and her 3-year-old daughter.
The victims had been exposed to smoke and heat and were experiencing symptoms of smoke inhalation and respiratory distress, officials said.
Video U/D Mother and daughter rescued from Suitland house fire this morning. Both transported to area hospitals and are expected to make a full recovery. A dog was also removed from the burning house and is doing OK. #PGFDpic.twitter.com/7gpuTIMOOV