2 hurt, 75 displaced after apartment fire in Landover
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County Fire officials say two people were injured and 75 people, including 30 children, were displaced after a fire ripped through a garden-style apartment complex in Landover early Thursday.
Fire department spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan says firefighters called to the complex along Brightseat Road around 2:45 a.m. found fire coming through the roof of one two-story building.
She says two people were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.
At least one of them was hurt jumping from a balcony before firefighters arrived.
At least 80 firefighters responded to the fire and one firefighter received a minor burn.
The fire caused about $1 million in damage and the cause is under investigation.
More from 2400 Brightseat: Fire is out in both buildings. Searches negative. Preliminary estimate on displaced is 24 adults 19 children. @PGCountyOEM & @RedCrossNCGC on scene. 2 adults transported for evaluation. No #PGFD injuries. Fire Investigators on scene. pic.twitter.com/NUxfKR8O38— Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department (@PGFDNews) July 1, 2021