Greenbelt Apartment Fire Displaces At Least 17

An apartment building fire in Greenbelt, Maryland, left at least 17 people without a home on Saturday, according to the spokesman for the Prince George’s County  Fire Department.

Mark Brady, chief spokesperson for the agency, said crews arrived in the 8500 block of Greenbelt Road just before noon on Saturday and saw smoke coming from a three-story apartment building. Fire crews tackled the flames on all three floors for about 45 minutes before getting it extinguished.

Brady said 17 people, 11 adults and six children, will be displaced. He said there is a possibility of that number increasing.

The County Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross are helping those in need. No injuries were reported.

Investigators are looking into whether a stove fire that was put out at that location about an hour early had anything to do with this fire.

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