Fire Destroys Maryland Knights of Columbus Hall

Prince George's County fire investigators were called to the scene of an early morning building fire in Oxon Hill to try to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a Knights of Columbus Hall.

Just after 2 a.m. firefighters from Oxon Hill, Silver Hill, Morningside and surrounding fire departments were alerted for a building fire at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Battalion Chief 3 from the District of Columbia Fire Department reported heavy fire coming from the one-story building with a total collapse of the roof.

Firefighters had to lay hose lines from Southern Avenue up a 2,000 foot driveway to the fire before they were able to get water on the fire.

Due to the roof collapsing, firefighters had to battle the fire from the outside using ladder pipes and hose lines.

According to Mark Brady, chief spokesperson for Prince George's County Fire Department, the building is a total loss.

It took firefighters about 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. There were no injuries.