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Fire causes $750K of damages to Laurel fuel and heating business


Firefighter injured battling blaze

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Photo by Jim Davis. It took about 45 minutes for 75 firefighters from Prince George’s, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties to control the fire Wednesday night at Laurel Fuel Oil and Heating Company on Laurel's Main Street.

Photo by Jim Davis. It took about 45 minutes for 75 firefighters from Prince George’s, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties to control the fire Wednesday night at Laurel Fuel Oil and Heating Company on Laurel's Main Street.

Published on: Thursday, March 07, 2013

By Jim Davis

A two-alarm fire Wednesday night caused significant damage to the Laurel Fuel Oil and Heating Company.

The fire was reported just after 7 p.m., and fire units encountered smoke and fire emanating from the garage area of the one-story building on Laurel’s Main Street, said Mark Brady, chief spokesman for Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department.

As the fire extended throughout the building, firefighters aggressively attacked the fire. When they found three home oil delivery trucks inside the garage, firefighters were quickly ordered out of the building.

Firefighters then battled the blaze from the building’s exterior as flames extended through the roof, Brady said.

It took about 45 minutes for 75 firefighters from Prince George’s, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties to bring the fire under control.

One firefighter sustained a shoulder injury . He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Preliminary fire loss is estimated at $750,000.

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