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Prince George's County firefighters responded to an 'intense' fire in a two-story home in Capitol Heights May 10. The house was destroyed, but four residents escaped safely.
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Prince George's County firefighters responded to an 'intense' fire in a two-story home in Capitol Heights May 10. The house was destroyed, but four residents escaped safely.

One person who occupies the house from time to time could not be located this morning, and it is not known whether he was in the house at the time of the fire.

The fire, which was "intense," according to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady, threatened to spread to neighboring houses on both sides. It occurred around 4 a.m. in a two-story home on Mentor Avenue.

Firefighters were unable to enter the home due to the capacity of the blaze, and it took crews an hour to extinguish the fire. The majority of the structure was destroyed, but surrounding buildings were spared, according to PGDFD.

The department hasn't identified the cause of the fire at this time.

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