Monday, October 8, 2012
The fire-damaged home is on Odell Road.
A fire broke out in the basement of a single family home in Beltsville early Monday, according to Prince George's County Fire/EMS Spokesman Mark Brady. Fire units were dispatched at 3:15 a.m., Brady stated. The home is a one-story dwelling on Odell Road and the fire loss was placed at around $8,000 for the structure and contents, according to Brady. There were no injuries, Brady stated. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
This week's top headlines in Prince George's County.
Shooting Near University of Maryland Campus, Suspect in Custody Prince George's County police are investigating a shooting that started in the 4700 block of Lakeland Road in College Park Thursday night and ended in a massive police convergence at the McDonald's at 8301 Baltimore Avenue. The suspect, 21-year-old Andre McKoy, was found to be high on PCP. PGPD Seek Suspect in Greenbelt Road Robbery of Xtra Mart The Prince George’s County Police department seeks information about a suspect in the Tuesday morning armed robbery of the Xtra Mart gas station at 5919 Greenbelt Road. Bowie Home Consumed in Generator Fire A single-family home in Bowie was consumed by flames on Saturday when a gas generator was placed too close to the home and ignited…
Monday, June 11, 2012
News in College Park this past weekend included a strong-armed robbery at a restaurant, a sexual assault of a student swimming in a fountain on the University of Maryland campus and a single-family house fire.
Police officers and firefighters working in College Park had a busy weekend. A strong-armed robbery took place at the Shanghai Tokyo Restaurant (8300 Baltimore Ave., College Park) on Friday, June 8, shortly after 4 p.m., according to the Prince George's County Police Department. The victim of the robbery was dining, with headphones on, in a quiet corner of the restaurant when the suspect approached her table, snatched her iPhone and exited the restaurant, restaurant owner Joe Chen and restaurant spokesperson David Baker told Patch. See the surveillance photos and read more about the robbery on College Park Patch. *** Early Saturday morning, a woman swimming in a fountain on UMd.'s campus was sexually assaulted, wusa9.com reported. The …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
A single-family house on 91st Avenue caught on fire Sunday night.
A fire in a single-family home in College Park injured no one, but displaced its residents Sunday night. Firefighters from the Branchville Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched to a house fire in the 9600 block of 91st Avenue. The fire started in the home's kitchen. Seven fire trucks and two emergency medical service vehicles responded, and the fire was quickly extinguished, said Mark E. Brady, chief spokesman for Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department. The cause of the fire, which resulted in about $25,000 worth of damages, is under investigation, but nothing sinister is suspected, Brady added.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A passing good Samaritan alerted the homeowners to heavy smoke coming from their attic and called 911.
Update 4:03 p.m.: Two Hyattsville residents have been displaced after fire ripped through their attic earlier this afternoon at 7108 Adelphi Rd. Ronald James, who has lived at the house for almost 12 years, said that he was sitting on the couch in his living room when someone knocked on his door and told him that his roof was on fire. "Bless her heart," said James as investigators searched for the cause of the blaze. "She had already called 911 and then just took her car and got out of the way. My mind was racing at that point and I didn't even think to ask her name." As of yet, James says he has no idea how the fire started, but he's glad there's not more damage. "It started in the attic and stayed in the attic," said James. Despite …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The officers received the Fire Chief's Award for their heroic actions during a recent fire in College Park.
Four Prince George's County police officers were commended for their acts of bravery and service to the community during fire in College Park. The Fire Chief’s Award was presented to 14-year veteran Corporal Eric N. Lee, seven-year veteran Corporal Matthew P. Ling, five-year veteran Police Officer First Class Daniel Gonzalez, and four-year veteran Police Officer First Class Jonathan A. Eyler. All four officers were working in College Park on Feb. 4 when they noticed smoke billowing out of the sixth-story of the Spellman House Apartments on Berwyn House Rd. in College Park. The Spellman House Apartments house senior citizens and the mobility impaired. The officers made their way to the sixth floor, located the apartment where the smoke and…
Monday, January 16, 2012
A fire in a second-floor laboratory of the J.M. Patterson Building on the University of Maryland, College Park campus closed down the building, but injured no one.
An afternoon fire in the J.M. Patterson Building on the University of Maryland, College Park campus closed down the building, but injured no one, said Mark Brady, chief spokesperson for the Prince George's County Fire and EMS Department. The 3 p.m. fire involved some electrical equipment in one of the building's second-floor laboratories, Brady said. The J.M. Patterson Building, which was built in 1953, houses—among other departments—the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, and The Maryland Center for Automotive Research & Testing, according to the university's website. The fire, which was accidental, was completely extinguished and everyone was evacuated from the building. The amount of …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Neal B. Dennis, a 22-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department and a Bowie resident, will serve as deputy director under Chief Marc Bashoor.
Neal B. Dennis, a 22-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department will be the deputy director of the department under Chief Marc Bashoor. Effective Oct. 10, Dennis will become the lieutenant colonel in charge of the Emergency Operation Command, overseeing 90 percent of the Fire/EMS Department’s personnel and resources that respond to emergency and non-emergency service calls, according to a fire department statement. Formerly a major in charge of the department’s professional standards, Dennis started with the Fire/EMS Department in October 1989 as a recruit firefighter. He is originally from College Park and now lives in Bowie with his wife and three children.
August's earthquake left some chimneys and ventilation pipes damaged.
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS is cautioning residents to have their home heating equipment cleaned and inspected. Last weekend a malfunctioning furnace filled a Greenbelt apartment with smoke and a space heater may have led to a house fire in Landover, among other incidents around the county. This year, there is an increased concern from fire service professionals for possible hazards cause by the August earthquake that left some chimneys and ventilation pipes been damaged. These are things homeowners might not be able to see, so it’s important to have a licensed professional check them, stated a press release from Mark Brady, Fire/EMS spokesman. Here are some ways you can prepare for the cooler weather:
Monday, September 26, 2011
Damages estimated at $100,000.
Update 6:14 p.m. A family of four is displaced after a fire destroyed their home at the 8800 block of Cunningham Drive in Berwyn Heights, according to a statement from the Prince George's County Fire Department Spokesman Mark Brady. Here are the details according to the statement: Firefighters were alerted just after 3 p.m. today that smoke was emerging from the one-story home. After arriving at the scene, they determined no one was home. The fire was burning in the kitchen and living room, extending into most areas of the house. It took firefighters 15 minutes to extinguish the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Preliminary estimates have damage cost at $100,000. Update 4:04 p.m. The family is displaced from its Berwyn …