FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — Fire crews have rescued two people from a basement fire in Fort Washington, Maryland on Friday morning.

Officials said the incident happened in the basement of a home on the 3000 block of Marquis Drive.

According to a Prince George's County fire official, fire crews at the scene rescued two residents who were trapped in the basement as a result of the fire. 

Officials said the rescued residents were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Firefighters have extinguished the flames from the basement, but are still working to put out the fire on the first floor.

This story is developing.

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