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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 02/19/2011

Wind-driven fire destroys Md. home

By Washington Post staff

Prince George's County fire officials say a home in College Park was destroyed Saturday morning by flames fanned by heavy winds.

Firefighters were called to the 8400 block of Potomac Ave. around 6:00 a.m. and needed about an hour to extinguish the blaze.

Three University of Maryland students lived in the two-story house. They were not injured. Several animals, including an exotic bird and some dogs, were removed by firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters say a neighbor's home was also damaged by flames fueled by natural gas leaking from an underground line.


(Courtesy of Prince George's Fire/EMS Department)

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By Washington Post staff  | February 19, 2011; 11:42 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Weather  
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