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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/24/2011

One dead, one injured in Oxon Hill fire

By Washington Post editors

Prince George's Fire and EMS say one person was found dead following a Monday morning fire in Oxon Hill.

During an initial sweep of the house, fire officials did not find any occupants. But during a second search, they discovered an adult man dead in the basement, said Mark Brady a fire department spokesman. Brady said rescue workers believe he had "a mobility issue."

The man lived in the home with his caretaker, a woman in her 30s, who escaped the fire but suffered smoke inhalation and a fractured leg, he said. The house, a single-family home, was severely damaged.

Officials say the fire started in the basement of the house, but the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

-- Allison Klein

10:25 a.m.
Prince George's County Fire and EMS now say one person is dead one person is injured after Monday morning house fire in Oxon Hill.

Blaze in Oxon Hill extinguished
10:05 a.m.
Prince George's fire officials say the Oxon Hill fire has been extinguished and rescue workers did not find anyone trapped inside the home.

Firefighters battle blaze in Oxon Hill
9:05 a.m.
Prince George's County Fire and EMS are battling a house fire in the 300 block of Corla Drive in Oxon Hill.

Officials say there may be someone trapped in a home.

Stay with for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | January 24, 2011; 11:01 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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