Mom of three dies in Beltsville house fire

DCW50 News


This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

PRINCE GEORGE'S CO., Md. - One woman died in a Beltsville house fire early Saturday morning, fire officials say.

According to Prince George's County Fire and EMS, neighbors called 911 around 3:30 a.m. to report a house fire at the 11400 block of Howard Court.

When firefighters arrived, officials say the two-story house was consumed with heavy fire. Firefighters extinguished a majority of the outside of the home before they were able to enter.

When firefighters entered, officials say they found a woman inside. They removed the woman from the home and pronounced her dead at the scene.

A family member tells DCW50 she was a mother to three boys and her youngest son was just one-years-old.

Fire and EMS officials say the home was built in the 1920’s and was the original farmhouse for the property, where single-family homes now exist behind the Behnke Nursery off of Baltimore Avenue.

Officials say it took 60 firefighters 90 minutes to extinguish the fire. They estimate the damages at $200,000.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Prince George's County Fire is withholding the identity of the woman, pending an autopsy.

Local News

More Local Stories


More News

More News

Don't Miss

Latest News

More DCW50 News