A woman estimated to be in her 70s died after a fire in a Prince George’s County house Friday morning.
Two firefighters suffered burns, but were treated and released. The woman’s son escaped from the fire and was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.
The fire at a house on the 6800 block of Wilburn Drive happened at around 3:15 a.m. Friday, the Prince George’s County Fire Department said in a statement.
The woman who died was found on the first level of the two-story house. She was taken to a hospital “in extremely critical condition,” but died there, spokesman Mark Brady said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation but fire authorities say it appears accidental, and to have started around the stove in the kitchen. Damage was estimated at $150,000. THey said there were no working smoke alarms in the house.
Firefighters will go back to Wilburn Drive Friday afternoon, going door to door checking for working smoke detectors and answering questions from neighbors. The fire department added that firefighters will install smoke alarms in any houses on the street that don’t have them.