HILLCREST HEIGHTS, Md. (WJZ) — Prince George’s County fire officials are investigating a deadly fire overnight in the Hillcrest Heights neighborhood that took the lives of three children.
A fire broke out in a townhouse on Iverson Street. Three children under the age of 12 died as a result. One adult self-evacuated and was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.READ MORE: OL Brandon Knight, Recently Claimed By Ravens, Says He's Taking A Break From Football
A firefighter was transported with minor burns.READ MORE: Bus Industry Still Struggling To Recover From Covid-19 Pandemic
The investigation continues into the cause and origin of the blaze.
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Update townhouse fire on Iverson St in Hilcrest Heights: the three fatalities are all under the age of 12. One adult occupant who self-evacuated was transported to hospital w/life-threatening injuries.
— Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department (@PGFDNews) July 19, 2021