Pr. George's officials report fatal fire in Cheverly

March 31, 2013

Prince George's County fire officials are reporting that a Cheverly resident was found dead this morning after firefighters extinguished a blaze in her home.

Firefighters were alerted just before 8 a.m., Sunday, March 31, to a fire at a two-story single family home in the 2400 block of 59th Place, officials said.

Fire and emergency medical units arrived, and firefighters performed search and rescue, locating an adult female in the area of the second floor. She was removed to the exterior where she was pronounced dead. The woman was not immediately identified.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, officials said Sunday afternoon.

Officials said fire investigators did not find presence of a working smoke alarm in the home.

They noted that firefighters canvass communities throughout Prince George's County on Monday, April 1, as part of the Department's "Safety First Day of the Month" initiative as well as the Post Incident Neighborhood Intervention Program, where personnel visit homes in a community where a death has occurred.This story has been updated.

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