Shortly before 1PM, Friday, May 13, Prince George’s County firefighters arrived at a Temple Hills apartment complex and encountered fire on the second floor of a three-story apartment building. The first arriving engine from Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station 829 advised the fire was extending to the top floor and roof area and requested a 2nd Alarm. Over 80 firefighters and medics battled this fire in the 4800 block of Saint Barnabas Road for about 15 minutes before declaring it under control. All occupants had safely escaped prior to the fire/EMS department arrival.
The fire caused an estimated $30,000 in loss, damaged two apartments, and a section of the roof. Two firefighters were injured; one sustained 2nd degree burns to his hands and was treated and released from the burn unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, and another sustained a laceration and was treated on the scene. A civilian was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of smoke inhalation.
Eight families; 15 adults and 7 children, will be displaced. The Red Cross is assisting them.
Firefighters from Fairfax County also operated on this incident.
Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, PGFD
U/D 2nd Alarm Apartment Building fire. At Barnabas Road pic.twitter.com/10Mkve2vAT
— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) May 13, 2016