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Woman critically injured in Temple Hills house fire

A woman who appeared to be in her 60s was critically injured Thursday afternoon in a house fire in the Temple Hills area, authorities said.

Firefighters called to the one-story brick house in the 3500 block of Everest Drive just before 11 a.m. arrived to find heavy fire showing from the front, said Mark Brady, a Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department spokesman.

The firefighters ran hoses inside to knock down the flames, then found and removed the woman, Brady said.

Brady said the woman was not breathing and had no pulse, and paramedics were administering CPR as they took her to a nearby hospital. Her injuries are critical and life-threatening, Brady said.

Investigators were just arriving on the scene about 11:50 a.m., as firefighters worked to clear out steam that was generated from the intense heat of the blaze, Brady said.

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