A house fire in Beltsville early Sunday morning capped off a busy day for Prince George's Fire & EMS, in which the department responded to five incidents in the span of about 14 hours, but only one person sustained minor injuries.
Early Sunday morning, units responded to a home in the 3000 block of Ellicott Road in Beltsville to find a single-family home engulfed in flames. During the blaze, the first floor of the home collapsed into the basement.
Two residents were uninjured but displaced by the blaze, which caused about $150,000 worth of damage. The cause is still under investigation.
The department's long day began about 14 hours earlier, when firefighters battled a fire just before 10 a.m. Saturday in the 7400 block of Pembroke Drive in Clinton. That incident, caused by an unattended candle, caused $40,000 worth of damage but no injures.
Between the Clinton and Beltsville fires, Prince George's Fire & EMS also battled three more incidents:
-A fire in a home in the 1900 block of Clark Place in Suitland which caused no injures and $120,000 in damage
-A fire in a two-story house in the 5600 block of Galloway Place in Oxon Hill which caused no injures and $125,000 in damage
-A kitchen fire in the 4500 block of Reamy Drive in Morningside which caused one person to sustain burns to his hands
In total, the five fires caused $435,000 and displaced four families.
The injured man sustained his burns in the Morningside fire, which started on the stove.