Fire Injures 4 People, Displaces About 120

NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (AP) — Authorities say an intense fire at an apartment building in New Carrollton has displaced more than 100 residents.

Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says firefighters were called to the blaze in the Southern Walk apartment complex on 85th Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Brady says firefighters used a ladder to rescue several people from the upper floors, including an infant.

He says the fire eventually extended into the roof and took about 40 minutes to bring under control. Nearly 100 firefighters battled the blaze.

Brady says four people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, and another 10 were evaluated and treated at the scene.

He says about 120 residents were displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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