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House Fire on Wichita Ave

Today, just before 2 pm, a heavy fire broke out on the 9700 block of Witchita Avenue in north College Park. One resident was transported to the hospital with injuries, the other with no injuries. We were told that a third resident was safe and out of town. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. 
A huge thanks to our firefighters for doing a fantastic job rescuing two precious lives.
You can read more (including a video) about the fire here on the NBC 4 news. 
A woman suffered life-threatening injuries during a house fire in College Park, Maryland, Saturday.
Prince George’s County fire crews saw flames coming out of a two-story home on Wichita Avenue, east of Rhode Island Avenue, just before 2 p.m.
Firefighters quickly found a woman inside who was trapped inside and rushed her to the hospital. Her injuries are described as life-threatening.
Two other adults are now displaced.

The cause of the fire is still not known.

Also, here is more (including some photos)  about the incident on the Facebook page of the Berwyn Heights Fire Department that responded to the incident:
Just before 2pm Truck 14 and surrounding units were alerted for a house on fire with multiple calls in the 9700 block of Wichita Avenue. While enroute communications advised that they were getting reports of people trapped inside of the home. Truck 14 arrived onscene as the first arriving unit with smoke and fire coming from the home.
Truck 14s interior team entered the Delta side entrance of the home and located a trapped occupant and removed the trapped occupant within 4 minutes of arriving. Truck 14 handed off the patient to PA814 and A809, who was standing by for treatment and transport to an area hospital.
The interior crew continued searching and opening up hidden fire on the first and second floors. The exterior team laddered the structure and ventilated the roof. Truck 14 operated for 3 hours before returning to service.


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  1. Laura Hutchison

    Kabir do you know of any update on the residents? Or a way to help?

  2. Fazlul Kabir

    Hi Laura, Thanks for asking. You can find the latest update here on the GoFundMe page .

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