Fires have killed nine people in Prince George’s County so far in 2018. That’s nearly double the total from 2017 and fire officials aren’t sure what exactly is causing the spike in fatalities.
One woman is dead in a fire in the 11400 block of Howard Court in Beltsville, Maryland. She is the ninth fire fatality in Prince George’s County in 2018. Crews are still working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.
Firefighters Thursday morning continue to work to put out a warehouse fire in D.C.’s Takoma neighborhood. Metro says the Red Line will operate Thursday but there will be reduced speeds between Takoma and Fort Totten.
An apartment fire sent two firefighters to the hospital and displaced eight people in Southeast D.C. on Friday night. Investigators are searching for the cause of the fire.
Three people, including two firefighters, had to be taken to the hospital after a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Alexandria. None of the injuries are considered to be life threatening.
Fire crews rushed to put out flames leaping out of the roof of a single-story bank in Fairfax, Virginia, Wednesday evening. See photos.
A large fire broke out Wednesday at a residential construction site in Greenbelt, Maryland, consuming two rows of town houses and damaging a third row of occupied homes.
Early indications are that the fire started while the homeowner was burning some brush in the backyard of his home in Silver Spring. Police believe it got out of control and the man died from burns sustained during the fire.
Authorities in Maryland say they are investigating what caused a fire that killed three people at a group home over the weekend.
Fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo says the fire was accidental and caused by something electrical.
It happened on the 11900 block of Grey Squirrel Lane in Reston around 9 p.m. Fairfax County firefighters arrived and found heavy fire in the rear extending into the interior of the house.
Officials said neighbors had noticed smoke coming from the house and called 911 around 7:45 a.m. They indicated that the house belonged to an elderly woman.
A Virginia police officer rushed into a burning home and rescued a retired couple. Then he ran back into the blaze to find their dog.
D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman Vito Maggiolo says the feline was found in an apartment hanging on to something for “dear life.”
The uncle of toddlers killed in a house fire in St. Mary’s County has set up a GoFundMe account to go toward the funeral expenses of his niece and nephew.