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Beltsville house fire injures one firefighter, causes $150K in damage

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A fire at a Beltsville home early Friday morning caused about $150,000 in damage and injured one firefighter, authorities say.

The house was under construction at the time of the fire. (Photo: Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department)

Beltsville Volunteer and Prince George's County Firefighters responded to the home at the intersection of Harford Avenue and Queen Anne Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. to find the two-story house, which was under construction, engulfed in flames.

The fire took just over an hour to extinguish. A firefighter was treated and released from an area burn unit after a flying ember made contact with him.

About 45 firefighters and paramedics responded to the call. The cause is still under investigation.

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