Forestville apartment building evacuated after all floors catch fire

A large apartment building fire in Forestville, Maryland, has fire crews scrambling and smoke lining the sky near Pennsylvania Avenue.

Fire crews fought a large apartment building fire in Forestville, Maryland, for about four hours Tuesday as smoke filled the sky near Pennsylvania Avenue.

Prince George’s County Fire and EMS said the three-alarm fire started in a four-story, garden-style apartment building just before 4 p.m. in the 7200 block of Donnell Place.

All four floors were on fire when first responders arrived, officials said.

The building was evacuated. Fire officials reported no injuries.

Crews put out the fire at 8 p.m. but stayed at the scene to monitor hot spots.

Prince George’s County fire investigators are investigating what caused the fire.

A map of the neighborhood is below.

Thomas Robertson

Thomas Robertson is an Associate Producer and Web Writer/Editor at WTOP. After graduating in 2019 from James Madison University, Thomas moved away from Virginia for the first time in his life to cover the local government beat for a small daily newspaper in Zanesville, Ohio.

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