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Busy day for PGFD: Audio from fatal Glenarden fire. Pictures from second house fire.

Image above from 92nd Avenue by WJLA-TV/ABC7′s Brad Bell.

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Above is the dispatch and fireground audio from the house fire around 4:00 this morning on Leslie Avenue in Glenarden, MD. Four people were pulled out in cardiac arrest. A man and two children died. A third child is in critical condition. A woman and another child had escaped before firefighters arrived. Click here for our earlier coverage.

Images above from 92nd Avenue by PGFD Chief Marc Bashoor.

While reporters and department officials gathered at the scene on Leslie Avenue this morning there was another house fire about a mile and a half away in the 3900 block of 92nd Avenue in Springdale. Pictures and video on this post are from that fire. Here is info from PGFD PIO Mark Brady:

At about 9:30 am, Thursday, February 21, a Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Police Officer happened upon a working house fire in the 3900 block of 92nd Avenue in Springdale.

Firefighters arrived to find a 1-story single family home, with exposure building on the rear side, Firefighters found fire showing and heavy smoke coming from the rear of the structure.  Neighbors reported that a disabled occupant could still be in the house and firefighters were in the process of a search of the homes interior when conditions deteriorated rapidly and all personnel were evacuated from the structure.  After a bulk of the fire was knocked down from the exterior, firefighters re-entered the structure to complete their primary search.  The occupant was soon located safe and out side of the home.

Firefighters completed extinguishment in the primary house and the exposure with 45 minutes.

No injuries have been reported at this point and the cause of the fire is under investigation.  The structure will be declared “unsafe” and the occupants displaced. 

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