Multiple victims found during the primary search
At approximately 0400 hours members of the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department responded to the reported house fire in the 8600 block of Leslie Avenue in Glenarden. Glenarden is a small community in the greater Landover area.
Volunteers from Kentland (Company 33) were the first to arrive and found fire showing from the one-story Type III single-family dwelling. During the primary search firefighters located and removed one adult and three children. CPR was immediately started on all four victims as they were turned over to paramedics. One other adult and child had escaped the blaze prior to the arrival of firefighters and were also treated for injuries.
Photo courtesy of PGFD Chief Marc Bashoor
“Glenarden House Fire – Leslie Avenue, Civilian Injuries and Fatalities” PGFD PIO
“Six Injured in Early-Morning Glenarden Fire” NBC Washington
“3 dead, including 2 children, after early morning house fire in Glenarden” WTTG
“Glenarden fire: One adult, two children dead in Glenarden house fire” WJLA
“Two Children, One Adult Killed In Glenarden House Fire” WUSA, with images
Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.
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