Person charged in College Park arson that caused $250,000 in damage

A fire engine races to the scene of an emergency.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/MattGush)

WASHINGTON — One person has been charged with arson after an early Friday morning fire tore through a College Park, Maryland, building.

Prince George’s Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady said the blaze started just before 2 a.m. at a building on Rhode Island Avenue near Edgewood Road in the Hollywood neighborhood.

The fire was quickly put out and no one was hurt.

The fire caused $250,000 in damages.

A map of the area where the fire broke out is below.

Teddy Gelman

Teddy Gelman became Morning Drive Producer in February 2020. Prior to that, he worked as a weekend producer and an assistant producer after joining WTOP in 2018. He’s also filed news stories on-air, anchored sportscasts and produced for the WTOP traffic team.

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