Video from freelance videographer Tom Yeatman
A Bowie family was able to safely escape its home before it was destroyed by a raging fire late Wednesday night.
Officials tell 9 NEWS NOW firefighters were dispatched after receiving 911 calls reporting a house fire with people trapped in the 8600 block of Normal School Road around 10:45 p.m. Firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene found the home engulfed in flames.
Officials say firefighters were able to quickly account for all five family members when they arrived on scene.
Firefighters attacked the flames from outside the structure and were able to bring the fire under control by 11:20 p.m.
From PGFD Chief Spokesman Mark Brady:
Prince George’s County Firefighters battled a house fire in Bowie after being dispatched at about 10:45 pm, Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Firefighters and paramedics responded to the single family home in the 8600 block of Normal School Road after dispatchers received 911 calls reporting the fire. There was a 911 report that occupants were trapped inside the burning structure. Firefighters from Bowie Fire/EMS Station #819, Old Town, arrived with heavy fire showing. A family of six was soon safely accounted for as firefighters initiated an attack on the fire.
At 11:20 pm, incident commanders reported the bulk of the fire was knocked down.
No injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The Fire/EMS Department Citizens Services Unit is on the scene offering assistance to the displaced family of 3 adults and 3 children.
In addition to Bowie #819, firefighters from Bowie (Free State), Northview, West Lanham Hills, Bowie (Pointer Ridge), Anne Arundel County, Glenn Dale and Greenbelt operated on the scene.–
Posted By PGFD to Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department at 12/08/2010 11:35:00 PM
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