Monday, February 25, 2013
Daijah Price, 11, died Friday night at the Children's National Medical Center.
The fourth victim in the Glenarden blaze that destroyed a home and took the lives of one man and two children has succumbed to her injuries. Daijah Price, 11, died late Friday night while being treated for fire related injuries at the Children's National Medical Center (CNMC), according to Prince George's County Fire Department (PGFD) Spokesperson Mark Brady. Price, her father, and two of her sisters were pulled from their burning Glenarden home early Tuesday morning. Price's pulse was restored at Prince George's Hospital Center Thursday morning before she was transferred to CNMC. Her father and two of her sisters were pronounced dead at the scene, but her mother and a third sister escaped the blaze prior to the arrival of firefighters. …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one.
Editor's note: Early Tuesday morning, two University of Maryland students were left dead and another injured in a shooting on 36th Ave. in College Park. Police say that the gunman, identified as 23-year-old graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, set several fires around his house before shooting two of his roommates when they came outside. One—Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring—was later pronounced dead, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Green then turned the gun on himself, according to police. News of the incident sent shockwaves around College Park and the UMD community. Find continuous coverage of this story below, or follow the latest from College Park Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Update, 8:21 p.m.: UMD …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The school district plans to continue its project on a student-built home that broke out in fire.
Prince George's County Public Schools are "saddened and disappointed" by what appears to be an intentional fire at one of its student-built homes in Clinton, MD, spokesman Briant Coleman said. Two fires occurred in the same neighborhood within a week and have been ruled "suspicious" by the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department. One of the homes was no longer owned by the school system. "We sold it," said Coleman. As for the other home, he said, the work will go on. "Our students have been working extremely hard on this project, and we will continue to work closely with the Foundation for Applied Construction Technology for Students (FACTS) Board of Directors to ensure the project moves forward in spite of this devastating setback," …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A Greenbelt woman died when a row house on Laurel Hill Court caught on fire, according to Prince George's County Fire Department. Betty M. Starry, 86, from Greenbelt died in the fire Dec. 28. The circumstances surrounding the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
University officials and firefighters have now given the all clear for the area.
Firefighters were called to University of Maryland's Stamp Student Union Thursday to extinguish a trash can fire, authorities said. According to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady, the small blaze occurred in a ballroom at the facility. The fire was extinguished shortly before 1 p.m. "Some smoke removal" was required, Brady said, but no injuries were reported. In a university-wide alert sent around 12:45 p.m., administrators urged people to avoid the area as firefighters completed their work.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Students lost all of their belongings and their homes in the blaze.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
One hundred years ago this week in College Park, a huge fire swept through what was then the Maryland Agricultural College, destroying the administration building and barracks, but also giving birth to the modern University of Maryland, reports CBSBaltimore. Though the cause of the blaze is still unknown, what is now known as the Great Fire of 1912 began in the administration building and quickly spread due to high winds, UMd. Archivist Ann Turkos told CBSBaltimore. Low water pressure from a damaged water tower and rifle ammunition in the student barracks made the flames difficult to extinguish, and students lost nearly all of their belongings and their home, Turkos said. The college had to find students new lodgings in the town. Click …
Monday, November 12, 2012
There were no injuries.
Around 4:30 a.m. Monday morning a fire swept through a College Park house displacing the family who lived there. The fire was the result of a malfunctioning chimney and there were an estimated $25,000 in damages to the house, Prince George's County Fire Spokesman Mark Brady said. There were no injuries family is being housed by the Red Cross.
Monday, October 15, 2012
No one was hurt in the blaze.
A fire struck a home in College Park early Sunday morning. The fire occurred shortly before 1 a.m. in the 5200 block of Palco Place in the Sunnyside neighborhood of College Park, just north of the beltway, according to officials. The basement of a two-story home was on fire— so heavily it quickly spread through the upper floors of the home and eventually broke through the roof. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no one was hurt, Brady said.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Prince George's County Fire Department spent Sunday morning trying to extinguish three fires across the county.
It was a busy morning for Prince George's County firefighters after three unrelated fires broke out around the county in the early morning hours, according to fire spokesman Mark Brady. Two fires were overnight in College Park and Upper Marlboro, while the third broke out this morning in Brentwood, Brady said. The first fire occurred shortly before 1 a.m. in the 5200 block of Palco Place in the Sunnyside neighborhood of College Park, just north of the beltway, according to officials. The basement of a two-story home was on fire— so heavily it quickly spread through the upper floors of the home and eventually broke through the roof. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no one was hurt, Brady said. The next fire began …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The fire occurred on Knox Road.
There were no injuries in a fire that occurred Wednesday afternoon in College Park, according to Tweets by Prince George's County Fire Department Spokesman Mark Brady. The fire, in the 4600 block of Knox Rd. was cause by a dryer on the terrace level of a four-story, off campus apartment building. There was heavy smoke and firefighters are checking to make sure the fire has not spread.