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College Park Fire Causes $39M in Damage

April 25th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A five-alarm fire that drew hundreds of firefighters to a construction site in College Park Monday prompted the largest fire response in the history of Prince George’s County and caused an estimated $39 million in damage — the most significant the county has ever seen, officials said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. More than 200 firefighters and medics responded to the Fuse 47 apartment building, at 4700 Berwyn House Road, which had been under construction.


“The mutual aid response from our neighboring jurisdictions was much needed, appreciated and put to good use,” said the county’s acting fire chief Benjamin Barksdale.


Flames were reported at about 9:30 a.m., Barksdale said.  It was under control, with hot spots remaining, shortly before 3 p.m.

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