Officials Investigating Cause Of House Fire

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Authorities say the cause of a fire that destroyed a Capitol Heights, Md., home and injured three people appears to be suspicious.

Prince George’s County fire officials say the blaze broke out at a home in the 1400-block of Early Oaks Lane about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say nine people escaped, but a man and a child suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.

Firefighters battled the blaze for more than an hour. Officials say a firefighter injured his hand and was later treated and released from a local hospital.

Authorities say the single-family home was destroyed. Officials say the cause of the fire appears suspicious, but that they are still investigating exactly how it started.

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

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