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Fire rages in Adelphi

44 2ADELPHI – Three people including two firefighters were injured

on Jan. 6 during a house fire in Adelphi. 

The fire was reported just after 5 p.m. in the 2600 block of Falling Brook Terrace just off of Riggs Road.

"When our units arrived on the scene the fire was well advanced," said Mark Brady, spokesperson for Prince George's County Fire Department."We had heavy fire coming from the first floor extending to the top floor and roof area."

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control officials said.

A female resident and a firefighter allegedly suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital. Another firefighter suffered minor burns to his upper body and was transported to the Washington Hospital Burn Center Unit.

"A working smoke alarm alerted the residents," Brady said. "This should show how important it is to have smoke alarms in your house, “having a working smoke alarm in your house provides residents a 50 percent chance of surviving a fire."

Fire loss is estimated at $120K and the cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire investigators believe the fire started in the rear of the house and extended to the upper floors.

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