Girl, 8, dies in house fire in Prince George's County

March 22, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

An 8-year-old girl has died in a house fire in Prince George's County. Firefighters were called to a house on Parkview Lane in Clinton after 11 p.m. Saturday. A woman had run from the house to get help after the fire broke out and told her neighbors that her daughter was trapped inside. The neighbors called 911, and firefighters arrived shortly after. Rescuers found the girl, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. The mother was taken to a burn unit with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. Officials say a nonfunctioning smoke alarm was in the home. They are withholding the cause of the fire, pending the girl's autopsy.

- Associated Press

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