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Two firefighters fell to basement of home while battling fire in PG County

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 15:20:16-05

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY — Two firefighters fell to the basement of a home while battling a house fire in Prince George's County.

At about 12:52 p.m. on Sunday, the Prince George's County Fire Department was called to the 13000 block of Barnwell Pl in Marlton for a house fire.

When crews arrived, they found a 1-story single-family house with heavy fire in the basement extending into the backyard.

PGFD said one occupant self-evacuated.

The fire was quickly extinguished. During the incident, the first floor collapsed and two firefighters fell into the basement. A mayday call was sounded, but both firefighters were able to self-evacuate and had no injuries.

A third firefighter and a civilian were also evaluated by EMS on scene. No one was taken to the hospital.

Crews are working on hot spots and an investigation on the fire is under way.