Firefighters extinguish blazing sheds in a Prince George’s County neighborhood

Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback

College Park and Prince George’s County firefighters responded to a blazing shed in the Calvert Hills neighborhood early Sunday morning, according to a spokesperson from the county’s fire department.

The shed, located near the 2300 block of Drexel Street, was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters were dispatched before 6 a.m., said Jennifer Donelan, the county fire department’s public information officer. It caused $10,000 worth of damage, she said.

A neighbor called 911 to report two shed fires, but when firefighters arrived on the scene they found that a fire had overtaken one shed and then spread to a second shed and a fence, Donelan said. 

Firefighters were able to completely extinguish the fire, Donelan said. There were no injuries, she added. 

The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation, Donelan said.

CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, a previous version of this story and its headline placed the fire in College Park’s Calvert Hills neighborhood. The fire occurred in Chillum, Maryland’s Calvert Hills neighborhood. This story and its headline have been updated.

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