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Cheverly apartment fire leaves one dead

Courtesy of PGFD

CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County Fire say a woman has died after an apartment fire in Cheverly.

Firefighters were called to Landover Road about 4:30 p.m. Monday to a report of a smoke alarm sounding.

Firefighters extinguished a small blaze and found an unconscious woman. She was pronounced dead at a local trauma center.

Seven people were displaced in the fire; damage was estimated at between $5,000 and $10,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The woman's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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