FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — A fire at a Fort Washington apartment building is forcing 27 residents out of their homes.
Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the fire Saturday afternoon damaged the top floor units and the building’s roof. There were no reports of injuries.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 932 New Cases Reported, 11 More Deaths
Firefighters were called to the three-story garden style apartment building on Palmer Road about 12:30 p.m.READ MORE: 'An Incredible Therapy' | Hagerstown Doctor Says Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Provides Fast Recoveries For Some COVID Patients
Fire investigators determined a malfunctioning furnace caused the fire.
Brady says 22 adults and five children from 11 apartments will be displaced. The apartment complex is working to find vacant homes for the affected residents.MORE NEWS: Rockville Police Officer, Maryland National Guardsman Daniel Morozewicz Arrested On Child Porn Charge
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