Two people are dead after a fire at a Chillum home Thursday morning and one of the bodies was found hanging from a window, according to authorities.
The Prince George's County Fire Department says the fire is at a house at 34th Street and Eastern Avenue and as many as 65 firefighters were called to the scene. They say their crews got to the house at around 6 a.m.
Fire officials have identified the two victims as adults. The D.C. Fire Department says its crews were filling in at Station 1 in Hyattsville because of the blaze.
WJLA ABC 7
Several people were forced to evacuate from their homes early Thursday morning after an apartment building caught fire.
Crews were called to the three-alarm fire at the Riverside Condos in the 1200 block of Ravenwood Court just after 2:30 a.m. Officials say the fire started on the balcony of an apartment on the third floor. Two adults and a 5-year-old were inside their home when the fire started, but they were able to get their dog and get out of the apartment safely. Officials say the family did pull the fire alarm before they evacuated so they could alert their neighbors there was a fire.
WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore
Firefighting is in 84-year-old Russell Schlick’s blood.
Nearly every inch of Schlick's Green Haven home is filled with firefighting iconography: paintings of fire fighting, trophies from fire equipment competitions, awards and official citations awarded during his 70-year fire fighting career, and there's his 12-year-old dog, "Sparky," that is, of course, a Dalmatian. His passion can be seen by anyone who passes his house; fire equipment is parked in a lot next to two tall garages housing four pieces of equipment. He also has a firefighter statue in his yard.
Baltimore Sun - Metered Site
Firefighters from the City of Hagerstown had a quiet morning on Wednesday despite the weather.
However, one call could change that.
Even though the snow might not hinder crews from arriving on scene, it could still be hiding something vital.
Fire apparatus operator for the city, Justin Malott, said that firefighters are encouraging resident to shovel out fire hydrants as they shovel their sidewalks.
"If we're coming down the street and need to be able to find that fire hydrant, in case we have a fire, [it's important] that we know where it is," Malott said.
Although fire hydrants are not residential property, and you won't see a fine for not cleaning them off, they can make a big difference in an emergency.
WHAG-TV NBC 25 Hagerstown