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Largo fire displaces 16 families

IMG 0009LARGO – Fire Investigators from the Prince George's County Fire Department has ruled a two-alarm fire that erupted Monday afternoon in Largo that has displaced 16 families accidental.

The fire was reported around noon at the 100 block of Greenmeadow Way, said Mark Brady, spokesperson for Prince George's County Fire Department

“When units arrived on the scene, they reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the top floor and roof area of a four-story apartment building,” said Brady.

With heavy fire coming from the top floor and the possibility of the fire extending into another building, a second alarm was sounded for additional personnel to help battle the fire.

 “I was cleaning my apartment when I heard people screaming,” said Janet Brown, who lives in the complex. “I walked out on to my balcony and all I could see was smoke and fire coming from the top floor. I'm glad that on one was hurt.”

According to Brady, firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within 20 minutes.No injuries were reported, however 16 families will be displaced from the building. In all, 26 adults and two children will be displaced.

The fire loss is estimated at $100,000. The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Last modified onTuesday, 20 October 2015 19:07
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