Local family in need of donations after fire destroys home

February 9, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — According to the Hyattsville Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the Portillos lost all of their belongings in a January house fire on Oglethorpe Street. The PTA says the family is leaving a hotel where they had been staying and moving into a rental space. The PTA is asking [read more]

Bedroom fire displaces family of six on Oglethorpe Street

January 16, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — First responders were called to a two story house fire in the 3800 block of Oglethorpe Street just after noon on Tuesday, Jan. 13.  Firefighters say a search of the home failed to find any working smoke alarms. According to Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue [read more]

Firefighters respond to Decatur Street fire

August 24, 2014

According to Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue, a fire broke out on the 4700 block of Decatur Street just outside the City of Hyattsville at approximately 4:40pm on Sunday. The fire was located in a second story bedroom. Mark Brady from PGFD said the fire was caused by an electrical [read more]

Attic fire at Kennedy and 39th Street

August 2, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Updated August 18, 2014 at 11:26am. An attic fire that started around 6:00pm brought in fire departments from Hyattsville, Cottage City, College Park, and Prince George’s County. All residents made it out safe. Accordinging to the homeowner, the cause was accidental and [read more]

House fire displaces 5 residents and dog

July 11, 2014

Around 2:00pm on Friday, a fire broke out in the basement of a duplex house on the 6700 block of 25th Avenue, just outside the city limits of Hyattsville, according to the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department. The fire departments of Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Riverdale, and Prince George’s [read more]
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