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Beltsville house fire caps off busy day for Prince George's Fire & EMS

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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.

The fire at this home in Beltsville caused no injuries. (Photo: Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department)

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.

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