BY REBECCA BENNETT — A fire that began in the basement of a house in the 5700 block of 37th Avenue has displaced five adults living there, according to Prince George’s County Fire and EMS (PGFD). The fire began at approximately 8 a.m. and spread to higher floors.
Authorities said the building was a single family home that was converted into apartments. The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to PGFD. The estimated loss in the fire is $30,000.
One firefighter suffered an ankle injury and was transported to a local hospital, PGFD said.
Units wrapping up first due house fire on 37th Ave. Cause under investigation per @PGFDPIO pic.twitter.com/LSGZ8Dj5el
— Hyattsville VFD (@HyattsvilleVFD) February 16, 2016