Firefighter injured, 6 students displaced in Md. blaze

Officials say a firefighter was injured and six University of Maryland students displaced after a fire ripped through their off-campus home in Prince George's County.

A spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire Department said the blaze, which occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday on Dartmouth Avenue in College Park, caused significant damage.

The firefighter who was injured sustained minor burns to his wrists and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The students were awakened by the sound of the fire alarm, and none were injured.

Officials say the damage is estimated at roughly $200,000, and that the students were renting the home.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

AP-WF-01-03-15 1621GMT

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