Authorities believe unattended grill caused two-alarm blaze in Prince George’s County

An unattended charcoal grill caused a two-alarm fire that left 12 people homeless Thursday night, a fire department spokesman said.

Mark Brady, spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire Department, said the fire was on a Clinton townhome’s back deck. Authorities believe the grill started the 8:40 p.m. blaze on Surrats Village Drive, causing an estimated $200,000 worth of damage.

Brady said the fire displaced two families — including six adults and six children — from two townhomes in the 5900 block of Surrats Village Drive.

Get updates on your area delivered via e-mail

Victoria St. Martin covers breaking news and Prince William County for The Post's Local desk.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

local

crime

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters