Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Firefighters are responding to the scene of a car fire, according to a spokesman.
Update, May 2, 10:00 a.m. No injuries were reported as a result of the Wednesday car fire on Route 50, according to PGFD spokesperson Mark Brady. The fire was small likely mechanical in nature, Brady said. It was quickly extinguished. Orignal story Commuters using Route 50 through Bowie should be prepared for delays. Firefighters are responding to the scene of a car fire in the median near the Freeway Airport, according to Prince George's Fire/EMS Department spokesman Mark Brady. No other details are available at this time, but Brady tweets that residents should avoid the area.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The fire swept through the home Saturday afternoon.
Residents have been displaced from their Lanham home because of a fire Saturday. According to county fire spokesman Mark Brady, 40 firefighters and medics were called to 9317 Kimbark Avenue around 4:45 p.m. to battle an intense blaze. Brady said firefighters search the basement for one unaccounted for resident, but conditions got worse and the firefighters had to withdraw. The unaccounted for resident was in a neighbors home and was not injured, he reported. It took firefighters 30 minutes to extinguished the fire in the one-story single family home with a basement, Brady added. Investigators believe the fire started outside and in the back of the home, although the cause still remains under investigation. Damages were estimated at $75,000…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The fire broke out in the kitchen area, a fire spokesman said.
Prince George's County firefighters responded to the scene of a kitchen fire Wednesday afternoon in the 2900 block of Stonybrook Drive in Bowie. According to PGFD spokesman Mark Brady, the fire broke out in the kitchen on the stove and extended to the laundry room. No injuries were reported. PGFD estimates fire damages at $15,000.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one.
Editor's note: Early Tuesday morning, two University of Maryland students were left dead and another injured in a shooting on 36th Ave. in College Park. Police say that the gunman, identified as 23-year-old graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, set several fires around his house before shooting two of his roommates when they came outside. One—Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring—was later pronounced dead, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Green then turned the gun on himself, according to police. News of the incident sent shockwaves around College Park and the UMD community. Find continuous coverage of this story below, or follow the latest from College Park Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Update, 8:21 p.m.: UMD …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Flames swept through a vacant home Sunday in the 12700 block of Kingsfield Lane.
Authorities say a firefighter was injuried Sunday as crews worked to put out a house fire in Bowie. The blaze occurred early Sunday afternoon at a vacant home in the 12700 block of Kingsfield Lane, according to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady. Responders arrived to find flames showing from the second floor, Brady said. Firefighters worked to put the fire out but had to be evacuated from the structure at one point. The bulk of the blaze has since been extinguished, according to Brady, but one firefighter was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A photo of the scene from Baltimore Metro News showed massive damage to the second floor of the home. Sunday's incident is the third …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The structure was safely evacuated.
Flames swept through the attic of a Bowie assisted living home Saturday morning, Gazette.Net reports. Firefighters responded to the scene at 4702 Rocky Spring Lane around 11:20 a.m. According to the paper, they encountered heavy smoke pouring out from the attic. The building was safely evacuated, the Gazette reports, and firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Read the full story here.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The school district plans to continue its project on a student-built home that broke out in fire.
Prince George's County Public Schools are "saddened and disappointed" by what appears to be an intentional fire at one of its student-built homes in Clinton, MD, spokesman Briant Coleman said. Two fires occurred in the same neighborhood within a week and have been ruled "suspicious" by the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department. One of the homes was no longer owned by the school system. "We sold it," said Coleman. As for the other home, he said, the work will go on. "Our students have been working extremely hard on this project, and we will continue to work closely with the Foundation for Applied Construction Technology for Students (FACTS) Board of Directors to ensure the project moves forward in spite of this devastating setback," …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A Greenbelt woman died when a row house on Laurel Hill Court caught on fire, according to Prince George's County Fire Department. Betty M. Starry, 86, from Greenbelt died in the fire Dec. 28. The circumstances surrounding the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.
Prince George’s County firefighters quickly extinguished a house fire on the 15100 Nashua Lane Monday afternoon. Firefighters responded to a the call just before 4 p.m. and put out what they determined to be an accidental kitchen fire in the two story home, according to Mark Brady, a spokesperson for the Prince George’s County Fire Department. Though no injuries were reported, the family may be displaced from their home due to the damage caused by the fire, reported Brady.
Monday, October 22, 2012
A Pepco crew rescued a 3-year-old boy after a fire broke out in an Upper Marlboro home, according to reports.
A 19-year-old Pepco lineman and the crew he was working with rescued a 3-year-old boy from an Upper Marlboro home on Oct. 17 after it caught on fire. Pepco employee Ryan Callahan was upgrading electricity in a home under renovation in the 2600 block of Ritchie-Marlboro Road when he noticed the smoke, according to NBC4 Washington. "It was pretty bad ... I have to admit the smoke was very thick, I went into the kitchen area and you couldn't see anything," Callahan told NBC's Jackie Bensen. Callahan ran inside to help, while other crew members went to alert the homeowner, Malebogo Munamunungu, who was walking two of her children to the bus stop, Bensen reported. Munamunungu ran back to the house when she realized her son Asher was still …