NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (CBSDC) — Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at an apartment building in New Carrollton on Monday.

The blaze began around 1 p.m. and extended into the attic area of a top-floor apartment in the 5300 block of 85th Ave.

The fire was isolated to one of three attached garden-style buildings. Firefighters were able to control the bulk of the fire by 1:40 p.m.

The fire has been ruled an accident due to a malfunctioning natural gas stove, with damages estimated to be in the range of $750,000.

At least eleven apartments in the building will be uninhabitable from fire, heat, smoke and water damage.

Residents of two attached buildings may also be displaced due to a lack of utilities.

No one was injured.

In the video below you can see firefighters as they pull up to the scene of the fire.

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Three-alarm fire blazes in New Carrollton. (Credit: Prince George’s County Fire Department)


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