Fire Breaks Out Twice at Former D.C. Fire Chief’s MD Home

Fire forced a former D.C. fire chief out of his Prince George’s County home Sunday evening. A second fire broke out Tuesday morning when the chief and his family returned to the house to retrieve their belongings, according to a Washington Post report (

The two fires erupted within 36 hours at Theodore Coleman’s house in the 12100 block of Lihou Court in the Fort Washington area, county fire department spokesman Mark Brady said.

Family members were not injured in either fire, but a firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of a burned foot, Brady said.

Coleman, who is in his mid-80s, was the D.C. fire chief from 1983 to 1988, Brady said. He was at the house during both fires, Brady said.

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