Monday, April 29, 2013
Baltimore Ave. was partially shut down following the accident.
Update, 12:56 p.m.: U.S. Route 1 has been reopened in both directions, according to University of Maryland police. Original article: Police and fire officials are urging motorists to avoid the area of U.S. Route 1 and Campus Drive following a "serious" police-involved crash Monday morning. According to Prince George's County fire spokesman Mark Brady, the accident occurred in the 8100 block of Route 1 just north of the gates to the University of Maryland. Brady tweeted that two law enforcement officers on motorcycles suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and were transported to a trauma center. Neither officer was from a Prince George's County police force, Brady said. UMD police report that the southbound lanes of Route 1 …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.
A woman drove her car through at home a the 10800 block of Maiden Drive in Glenn Dale Tuesday afternoon, according to Prince George’s County Fire Department (PGFD) Spokesperson Mark Brady. The car went completely into the brick exterior wall of the home. The driver was removed from the vehicle and transported to a nearby hospital, said Brady. Brady said PGPD cleared the scene and the car will remain in the home, to be safely removed by the insurance company. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time. No other injuries were reported. No one was inside the home at the time of the crash. Patch will have more information on this story as it becomes available.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Snow is in the forecast for Thursday.
Update Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m.: National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm watch. A winter weather advisory is now in effect from 10 a.m. today until 1 a.m. Friday. Rain will change to snow in the afternoon and there will be one to three inches of accumulation. Original Story: The temperature will drop to the low 30s and Prince George's County could see up to four inches of snow Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow and rain may mix at the onset, especially south of D.C. Thursday morning and will change to all snow late Thursday morning and afternoon. The snow is forecasted to end Thursday night, according to the NWS. Citizens can access weather alerts through NotifyMe Prince George’s as well as the emergency …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The fire in Prince George's County left a house of worship in ashes.
Although parishoners celebrated 2013 in the church only hours before it lit up in flames, an Oxon Hill church will not be hosting a service in 2013 yet. At about 7:30 a.m. on New Year's Day, Prince George's County firefighters were called out to First Wesleyan Church of Oxon Hill at 1801 Iverson Street when reports came in that the one-story structure was ablaze, according to PGFD Spokesman Mark Brady. Two areas inside were burning, Brady said, and had reached the roof before firefighters could control the flames 25 minutes later. However, no firefighters or civilians were injured in the fire. The church "suffered considerable damage," Brady said Tuesday. Initial fire loss is estimated at more than $100,000, and the cause of the fire is …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A Greenbelt woman died when a row house on Laurel Hill Court caught on fire, according to Prince George's County Fire Department. Betty M. Starry, 86, from Greenbelt died in the fire Dec. 28. The circumstances surrounding the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Investigators are still searching for a suspect and motive in the blast.
A small pipe bomb detonated on the porch of a College Park home early Tuesday, fire officials said. The device exploded around 2 a.m. outside a residence in the 8800 block of 48th Ave., according to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady. The blast caused minimal damage and no injuries, Brady said. Officials don't yet have a suspect or a motive, Brady added, but an investigation by the Office of the Fire Marshal and the Prince George's County Bomb Squad is ongoing. Authorities are withholding details about the bomb and the occupants of the home pending further developments in the investigation.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
8th grader threw mother over shoulder, carried her to safety, in November fire.
The Prince George's County Fire Department will be awarding Thomas Johnson Middle School student, Taji Lee for a dramatic rescue which saw the boy carry his mother "fireman style" out of their blazing home. It all began on Thursday, Nov. 29 when fire and rescue teams responded to a reported house fire in the 6300 block of Naval Avenue in Lanham. Firefighters en route to the scene were preparing to rescue a person reported to be trapped inside. But when they arrived, they found that 13-year-old Taji Lee had already done all the rescuing which would be needed that night. Before firefighters had arrived on the scene, Taji had alerted a neighbor to the fire and asked them to call 911. Then Taji ran back home and carried his mother, Karen Lee…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The cause of death is under joint investigation by the Prince George's County Police and Fire Departments.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The blaze ripped through a single family home, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage.
A Glenn Dale man in his 50s was injured Thursday night in a fire that destroyed his home, according the Prince George’s County Fire Department (PGFD). PGFD units were dispatched to the single-family house fire on 7800 block of Northern Avenue at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy fire conditions throughout the home, said PGPD Spokesperson Mark Brady. Brady reported that about 60 firefighters battled the blaze for nearly an hour before extinguishing the bulk of the flames. The homeowner was taken to a burn unit and is reported in good condition, said Brady, and no one else was injured in the fire. According to PGFD, the home and its contents were a total loss, estimated at $150,000. The fire’…
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Over a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast, some families are still struggling to rebuild and reclaim their lives. Some of those people are firefighters and EMS workers who have had to help out others even though they were impacted. Prince George's County Fire Department is targeting their efforts to help those firefighters and EMS workers in New Jersey and New York. PGFD is seeking the donation of usable uniforms that can be worn by emergency personnel as they go about their job of helping others in the devastated areas. The Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire Department, PGFD Station #855, is coordinating a relief effort to collect items that will be sent directly to firefighters in one of the devastated communities. Additional …