Firefighters Respond To Two Alarm Apartment Fire In Lexington Park

UPDATE – At approximately 4:10 a.m. on April 28, fire and rescue personnel responded to a structure fire in the 4600 block of Valley Court.

Crews arrived on the scene and found two three-story apartments showing flames in the front. Smoke and fire alarms were present and active, which alerted the occupants.

All occupants were able to safely exit the building, which resulted in no injuries or deaths. It took roughly 100 firefighters approximately two hours to get the fire under control.

A report from the Maryland State Fire Marshal stated that the fire originated in the area of a third-floor balcony and spread to the roof structure of the building. Approximately 26 residents were displaced.

The Red Cross is assisting residents with immediate needs.

The estimated total loss was $1,000,000, with $700,000 being structure damage and $300,000 being contents.

At this time, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. We will provide any updates as they are made available.

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LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – Today at approximately 4:10 a.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to an apartment fire in the 46000 block of Valley Court.

Crews arrived on the scene and found two apartments showing flames in the front, three showing fire in the rear apartment building, and fire showing from the roof.

An evacuation was requested early in the incident by Command due to the entire attic area of the apartment building on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Tower Ladder 9 was placed in service and extinguished the bulk of the fire from the elevated master stream. Crews regrouped and entered the structure to extinguish all remaining fire.

The fire was under control within an hour of crews arriving. Firefighters remained on the scene performing overhaul for over an hour before being placed back in service.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal was notified and was requested to the scene to investigate.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

All photos courtesy of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department and Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department

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  1. These apartments seem to melt more than burn. So much for 21st-century non-flammable materials in the living area. I would and will not ever live in an apartment complex around here. Too dangerous to contemplate.

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