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January 26, 2004
One dies in Laurel MD fire
Courtesy of Laurel VFD
Photos by Jim Codespote
On January 25, 2004,  just before 4pm fire fighters from the Laurel area were dispatched to 925 Montrose Ave. in Laurel for reported house on fire.  Engine 103 was first on the scene and was told that the residents were still in the house.
The crew from E103 extinguished the fire and searched the basement  while the crew from Squad 49 searched the first floor.  Two occupants were removed from the house and transported to the hospital.  Companies on the call were; Laurel 10, Laurel 49, Beltsville 31, Calverton 41, and Maryland City 27. 
Update:  On Monday 26 January, Prince Georges County officials released information that Mary Evans, resident of 925 Montrose Ave., died from her injuries she sustained in the fire.  Her and her husband were rescued shortly after fire fighters arrived on the scene.  The cause of the fire has not been determined. Damages were estimated at $35,000.00.  The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department urges all residents to check the batteries in their smoke detectors.  If you have questions or don't have a smoke detector, contact the firehouse at 301-776-3600 for assistance.