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Fire breaks out in Laurel Oil and Heating Company building

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A firefighter was injured Wednesday night while battling a fire at an oil and heating company in downtown Laurel, fire officials say.

The fire broke out inside the Laurel Oil and Heating Company at 101 Main Street at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, Prince George's County Fire officials say. When firefighters first arrived, they found flames coming out of the two-story building, part of which housed home heating oil delivery trucks.

It took 75 firefighters from multiple jurisdictions, including Prince George's, Montgomery, Howard and Anne Arundel counties, about 45 minutes to put out the fire. One of them sustained a shoulder injury and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Northbound Baltimore Avenue was closed at Main Street while firefighters battled the blaze.

A cause of the fire, which totaled damages of about $750,000, is still being determined.

 

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