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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Woman killed in Cheverly apartment fire

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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.

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Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's

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