Prince George's County firefighters use foam to extinguish house fire

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Local,Maryland,Kate Jacobson,Prince Georges County

Prince George's County firefighters battled a blaze at a Brentwood home so full of the owner's belongings that they had to use foam to extinguish the fire.

At about 5:45 p.m. Friday, firefighters were called to a fire at a two-story duplex in the 3400 block of Webster Street with fire on both floors of the home.

Fire officials said the home had Class A combustibles -- such as plastic materials and cloth -- stacked from floor to ceiling. Firefighters evacuated the house for their own safety, and then utilized foam to extinguish the fire. Foam coats materials fueling to a fire and smothers the blaze.

The owner evacuated the house without harm and the incident is under investigation. Officials estimate the fire loss is about $25,000.

kjacobson@washingtonexaminer.com

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Kate Jacobson

Montgomery County reporter
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