Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The fire caused "significant" damage to a vacant two-story home in Clinton, MD on New Year's Day.
It took firefighters an hour to extinguish the flames after a two-story family home in the 8200 block of Student Drive in Clinton, MD caught on fire New Year's Day. Firefighters responded to the scene around 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 1 and on arrival saw the home in flames, including the roof, county fire spokesman Mark Brady said. The firefighters fought the blaze from outside the home, as the home was vacant and no residents were in harms way, Brady added. It took firefighters 30 minutes to knock down most of the fire and another 30 minutes to complete extinguish the flames, he added. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Prince George's fire hoses sometimes run dry in southern parts of the county, right in the middle of fights to put out house fires, the Gazette reports.
It is not unheard of for firefighters to run out of water shortly after attacking a blazing house fire in southern parts of Prince George's County, according to Denice Dickens, Prince George's County 7th Battalion chief, the Gazette reports. Rural parts of the county don't have a public water system and have no fire hydrants, according to the Gazette, adding that these homes rely on individual septic systems. The Fire/EMS Department is looking for creative ways to maintain a water supply and is looking into a technique called "dry hydrants," where piping and connectors pump pond water to fire engines and water tankers, Dickens said, according to the report. The county now has six dry hydrant's, following an October installation at a …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The incident took place Saturday afternoon at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro.
A young girl suffered an asthma attack as she and hundreds of other Prince George’s County fairgoers rushed for cover as severe storms passed through the area, according to a release from the county’s fire department. The girl was one of four people transported to an area hospital on Saturday following an evacuation of the county fair in Upper Marlboro. The other patients suffered bruises and muscle sprains. Volunteer firefighters were on the scene as fair organizers ordered all 400 to 500 patrons indoors as storms approached, fire officials said. As a dense crowd made its way to Show Place Arena for shelter, some panicked as the entrance became congested. Some fair goers fell to the ground as others pushed to exit the outdoor area and …