Caught on camera: Roof collapse at PGFD house fire

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Video posted by Prince George’s County (MD) Fire/EMS Chief Spokesman¬†Mark Brady¬†that was shot by Jeremiah Rucker during a house fire yesterday (Monday) at 9900 Gay Drive.

At about 1:30 into the video part of the roof collapses sending a large puff smoke out the front and a firefighter rushing out the front door. The firefighter goes right back in and back to work.

From PGFD’s Mark Brady:

An Upper Marlboro family has been displaced after a fire caused significant damage to their home on Monday. Just before 3:30 pm, May 1, firefighter/medics were alerted to a house fire in the 9900 block of Gay Drive. First arriving crew from the Croom Fire/EMS Station 845 advised of fire showing from the rear and side of the house with extension into the attic area. One home occupant escaped safely prior to the fire department arrival.

It required about 15 minutes to extinguish the fire. Fire Investigators determined the fire to be accidental but did not provide specific information as to the cause and origin. Fire loss is estimated at $125,000.