Firefighters injured during Bowie blaze

August 17, 2013

Two Prince George’s County firefighters were burned Saturday night as they battled a fire inside a town house in the Bowie area,townhouse, officials said.

They sustained the injuries after firefighters arrived for the report of a basement fire in the 11200 block of Westport Drive about 8:30 p.m., said Mark Brady, a fire department spokesman. The lower level fire quickly spread to the attic of the two-story home, and fire officials called in additional resources as a precaution against any spreading.

The injured firefighters were taken for hospital treatment.

No residents were injured and firefighters managed to confined the fire to one townhouse, Brady said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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