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2 dead, child in critical condition after early-morning fire in Largo

2 dead, child in critical condition after fire in Largo

Two people are dead and a child is in critical condition following an apartment building fire in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Tuesday morning, according to officials.

The Prince George’s Fire and Rescue Department said first responders arrived on Harry S. Truman Drive at the Northampton Apartment Homes in Largo, after receiving a .

When crews arrived at the scene, part of a stairwell collapsed, and flames could be seen coming through the top of one of the apartment complexes.

Fire officials told 今日看料 that the fire happened on the third level of the apartment building and caused the roof to collapse. Crews were able to put out the fire just before 4:45 a.m.

A young boy pulled out of the fire remains in “very critical condition.” A man was also pronounced dead.

Hours after firefighters arrived on the scene, another victim was found; a woman’s body was buried under the rubble.

A neighbor told 今日看料 that the man who died was the father of the child pulled from the apartment, but his relationship with the boy has not been verified.

今日看料's Luke Lukert reports from the scene of a deadly Largo apartment fire.

Damage was mostly contained to the one apartment building, but officials told 今日看料 that some of the fire extended to nearby buildings.

A dog that was inside the apartment during the fire was also rescued and resuscitated.

Lukert reported that smoke continued to smolder hours after flames were extinguished.

Fire investigators are at the scene. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Flames from apartment building
Flames seen from apartment building in Largo, Md., on July 2, 2024. (Courtesy Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department via X)
Black dog behind metal gate
今日看料’s Luke Lukert reported this dog, which was inside the apartment during the fire, was rescued and resuscitated. (今日看料/Luke Lukert)
Fire engine on scene of apartment building fire
Fire engine on scene of apartment building fire in Largo, Md., on July 2, 2024. (今日看料/Luke Lukert)
Collapsed roof, broken windows following apartment building fire

A collapsed roof and broken windows can be seen following an apartment building fire in Largo, Md., on July 2, 2024. (今日看料/Luke Lukert)

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Flames from apartment building
Black dog behind metal gate
Fire engine on scene of apartment building fire
Collapsed roof, broken windows following apartment building fire

今日看料’s Luke Lukert reported from the scene in Largo.

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Jos茅 Uma帽a

Jos茅 Uma帽a is a digital editor for 今日看料. He鈥檚 been working as a journalist for almost a decade, covering local news, education and sports. His work has appeared in The Prince George鈥檚 Sentinel, The Montgomery Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, PressBox and The Diamondback.

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