P.G. Working: Transformer Blast, Fire Underneath P.G. Plaza Mall

Hyattsville first due on the fire in the Plaza tunnel.


Hyattsville and other Prince George’s County firefighters were at work on a reported transformer fire in the tunnel of “The Mall at Prince George’s Plaza”, formerly and currently known as P.G Plaza.

The tunnel traverses the major width of the mall with an entrance and exit on Side Charlie. Loading docks for stores above as well as service for trash compactors, dumpsters and standpipe risers are located in the tunnel.


One of Co.13’s wagons on Side Charlie near the tunnel entrance.
“Fire Causes Pr. George’s Mall Evacuation”, NBC Washington

‘Fire and Evacuation at Hyattsville Mall”, PGFD PIO

Once PEPCO employees confirmed that the power was shut off, firefighters knocked down the fire and began removing the smoke. The mall above was evacuated with only one person having been treated by EMS and transported to a local hospital.


(PGFDPIO photo)

Photo courtesy NBC Washington; Image courtesy Google Maps;
Mapbook image courtesy Hyattsville Vol. Fire Dept.




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