Maryland Firefighters Hit Apartment Blaze


At about 6:30 pm, Monday, Sept. 20, Prince George, MD crews were alerted to an apartment on fire at 3233 Walters Lane.

Firefighters found fire coming from a terrace level unit with flames extending up the exterior of the building. An aggressive interior attack was mounted, and the entire building was searched.

A precautionary second-alarm was sounded. However, they were never utilized as first firefighters knocked the fire, and contained it to the apartment of origin.

Residents had escaped safely prior to the fire departments arrival. Twenty-five firefighters had the fire extinguished in 20 minutes.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire appears to have started in a bedroom of the terrace level apartment.

Due to the fact that utilities were cut off by first responders, there will be 11 residents who are displaced.

Fire loss is still being estimated.