Firefighters rescue residents from 2-alarm fire at Md. condo building

- Firefighters in Prince George’s County have put out a two-alarm fire at a condiminium building in Adelphi.

Fire officials said firefighters responded to the fire at around 5:20 p.m. SkyFox captured heavy flames coming out of the top floor of the complex located in the 9200 block of New Hampshire Avenue.

Several people were seen being rescued by ladder from the balconies of upper level units at the four-story building.

"The fire grew significantly," said Prince George's County Assistant Fire Chief Alan Doubleday. "Within a few minutes, we immediately called for a second alarm. The second-alarm units went to operate. We eventually had to assist in knocking the fire down from the outside of the structure because the fire conditions were so intense on the fourth floor of this building."

He said nearly an hour after the fire started, 80 firefighters from Prince George's and Montgomery Counties were still working to control the flames.

Prince George's County Fire and EMS spokesperson Mark Brady said two people from the condo where the fire started suffered non-life-threatening burn injuries and were taken to a burn unit.

Three firefighters were also injured while battling the fire. One suffered a leg injury, another was transported to a burn unit with an inhalation injury and the third firefighter was also taken to a burn unit with a minor burn injury.

Brady said all 101 residents in the building, which contains 40 condos, were displaced.

The Red Cross is providing assistance for the displaced residents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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