1 found dead in Prince George’s Co. church fire

WASHINGTON — One person is dead after a fire early Saturday morning at the Celestial Church of Christ in Riverdale.

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. at 5804 Roanoke Ave. A tweet from Prince George’s County fire officials said the blaze took about 30 minutes to put out.

After firefighters entered the building, they discovered the body inside. The investigation was ongoing on Saturday morning, and the victim had not yet been publicly identified.

See the map below for a location of the fire.

Dan Friedell

Dan Friedell is a digital writer for WTOP. He came to the D.C. area in 2007 to work as digital editor for USATODAY.com, and since then has worked for a number of local and national news organizations.

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