PGFD Working:Video of Laurel Two-Alarm Townhouse Fire


Fire from the end of the row on Compton Avenue


Shortly after 1900 on 29 January firefighters in Prince George’s County as well as Montgomery and Howard counties were dispatched on the 49 Box for the townhouse fire. First-arriving companies reported heavy fire coming from an end unit of a two-story triplex.

An interior attack was started but collapse conditions forced companies out. Exterior operations were used to gain control of the fire.  Read more from Mark Brady, PGFD PIO.

Video below is from Jim Leishar.

Photo courtesy of Mark Brady/PGFD PIO

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Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/,, and Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George’s County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville. Bill’s writing has been on, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine,, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of “Fire Officer: Principles and Practice”, The Secret List and


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