LANDOVER HILLS, Md. — Residents of an apartment building in Landover Hills, Maryland, were rattled after a fire broke out on the first and second floors that left two people injured. Officials say a woman is in custody in connection to the fire.
According to the Prince George's County Fire and EMS Department, units were dispatched to an apartment building located in the 4000 block of Warner Avenue around 11:30 p.m. for reports of a structure fire.
Two occupants were evacuated and taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Thirteen people were displaced.
When crews arrived, Prince George's County Fire and EMS said firefighters discovered a 'four-story garden-style multi-family' dwelling with fire emanating from the first and second floors.
Crews rescued some of the occupants from inside the building, and others were rescued from the balconies by Prince George's County Fire and EMS personnel.
The fire was put out just quickly but caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.
Fire officials described the suspected arsonist as a woman. She was arrested and charged with multiple counts of arson, malicious burning, and reckless endangerment.
Fire investigators and Prince George's County of Emergency Management were on the scene and assisted with this incident.
In the same Landover Hills apartment, several people were displaced following a fire in August 2021. Fire Investigators ruled the fire to be "incendiary." They said the fire started outside of a multi-family home and extended into the building causing about $200,000 worth of damages.
The investigation remains open and ongoing.
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