Two Killed in MD Apartment Fire

Two people died Sunday night in a suspicious fire in a garden apartment in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Prince George’s Fire Spokesman Mark E. Brady told the Washington Post (http://wapo.st/Y5Tc5y) that fire broke out about 7:45 p.m. in a top-floor apartment in a four-story building in the New Carrollton area.

One of the two victims had apparently jumped 40 feet from the apartment before firefighters arrived on scene. The jump is suspected to have caused the fatal injuries. A witness said a female victim jumped from the flames while a male remained on the building’s balcony as flames began to engulf him. Neighbors reportedly entreated the man to jump, but he did not.

The fire was largely confined to one apartment. Approximately 50 families from adjoining apartments were displaced.

Read additional details about the incident at http://wapo.st/Y5Tc5y.

 

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