Video above from PGFD Chief Spokesman Mark Brady taken during a house fire today (Wednesday) in Landover Hills, Maryland. At 1:34 in the video you will see an injured firefighter from Kentland VFD being assisted from a second floor window of the home. More from Brady’s blog post (still pictures here):
A firefighter was injured and a vacant Landover Hills house sustained significant damage after a fire this afternoon. At around 12:45 pm, Wednesday, June 8, firefighters from Landover Hills and other surrounding departments were alerted to smoke coming from a house in the 6700 block of Dorman Street. First arriving firefighters from Landover Hills fire/EMS Station 830 advised of a 2-story structure with smoke showing. Firefighters advanced hose lines into the structure and conducted a search for occupants. All searches proved negative. The fire appears to have started on the 2nd floor and advanced into the attic area before it was extinguished. Winds were gusting at about 21 mph during this incident which helped to advance the fire.
One firefighter from the Kentland Fire/EMS Station 833 required assistance of other firefighters in exiting out a 2nd floor window (see video below). He sustained minor burn injuries and suffering from exhaustion. The firefighter was treated by medics on the scene and transported to a Burn Unit for additional evaluation and treatment.
It required about 90 minutes to extinguish the fire. The house is vacant so no one is displaced. The cause of the fire is under investigation and fire loss estimates are still being tabulated. No additional injuries were reported.