- The Washington Times - Monday, April 6, 2015

Prince George’s County firefighters battling to get a three-alarm fire under control in Capitol Heights on Monday lost two of their own fire trucks to the intense blaze.

A commercial building located at 8740 Ashwood Drive in Capitol Heights caught fire late Monday afternoon, sending a thick ribbon of black smoke into the air that could seen from Nationals Park by fans attending opening day.

Firefighters on the scene said the blaze was far from under control, tweeting out photos of the smoke plume and eventually video of their own equipment catching fire.

Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department spokesman Mark Brady tweeted a video that showed the cab of a fire truck at the scene in flames. Water hoses were still hooked up to fire truck as firefighters tried to douse the cab of the vehicle to extinguish the fire.

Fire Chief Marc Bashoor tweeted that the building that caught fire was a roofing company.

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