The Washington Post

Woman critically injured in Cheverly apartment fire

This story has been updated.

A Cheverly woman was fatally injured in a fire at her Landover Road apartment Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. in the woman’s home in a three-story, garden-style building in the 6300 block of Landover Road, authorities said.

Mark Brady, a Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department spokesman, said firefighters arrived to find a “relatively small” fire in the bedroom of her first-floor apartment.

The woman was found elsewhere in the unit, unconscious and critically burned.

Brady said she had no pulse and was not breathing when rescuers got to her. She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The victim’s identity has not been released pending an autopsy. Officials said the Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit will assist in the investigation until the fire’s cause has been determined.

Residents of three other units, seven adults and four children, have been displaced due to the fire. Fire loss is estimated at about $5,000 to $10,000, according to officials.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
In defense of dads
Don’t be ‘that’ sports parent | On Parenting
Why seasonal allergies make you miserable
Play Videos
The most interesting woman you've never heard of
Urban Blight: Philadelphia’s promising fix
How to keep your child safe in the water
Play Videos
What you need to know about trans fats
5 tips for using your thermostat
What's fishy about fish oil
Play Videos
How to get organized for back to school
The drug war had its own board game. Yes, really.
If you oppose Black Lives Matter, you would've abhorred Martin Luther King