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Lanham, Md. House Fire Injures Firefighter

A family was displaced and a firefighter was burned after a fire at a house in Lanham. Firefighters arrived at the home in the 8900 block of hickory Hill Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Thursday to see both floors of the house were on fire. They fought the fire for about 15 minutes before deciding to call for extra firefighters. Shortly after 10 p.m., the fire was extinguished. A firefighter received first and second degree burns to his upper body and was transported to a burn unit. Thursday night, he was reported to be in fair condition. The fire appears to be accidental but investigators are still working to identify the exact cause of the fire. The family that lived at the home escaped safely. Due to the fire damage, the family has been displaced. The Red Cross is helping the family.

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