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 nearly two hours later around 3 a.m. in the 12800 block of Peachleaf Court in Upper Marlboro near Largo Road.
This fire also broke out in the basement of a two-story single family home and firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and located an unconcious woman inside, Brady said.
The woman was removed from the house and treated on the scene before she was transported to a local hospital, where she's listed in critical condition, he reported.
Fire officials are working on determining a cause for the fire and estimates for the damage.
Then around 8:30 a.m., another fire broke out in a three-story garden style apartment in the 3500 block of Windom Road in Brentwood, Brady reported.
The fire was burning on the second and third floors, he said, and was extinguished within 15 minutes. No injuries were reported, but the investigation into the cause of the fire remains ongoing.
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