A man is dead following an early morning house fire in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Firefighters were dispatched to 5913 Riggs Road in Chillum, Maryland, near the D.C. line around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
An adult male was found trapped on the second floor of a two story single family house, according to the Prince George’s County fire department.
After being freed by firefighters, the victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition where he later died.
Two other people inside the house at the time of the fire were able to exit with assistance.
On May 16, E716 T716( Four Corners) and E701 (Silver Spring) responded to 5900blk of RiggsRd. In PG County to assist with a working house fire with an occupant trapped in their bedroom. FF’s on the scene found the trapped occupant and transported the victim to a local hospital pic.twitter.com/KOM37GEqJu
— The 1st Battalion (@The1stBatt) May 18, 2020
The fire, which the fire department said began in the basement, was out by 6:05 a.m. Its cause remains under investigation.