- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

LANHAM, Md. (AP) - Two male volunteer firefighters have been charged with assault after two female firefighters from another Maryland station said the men tried to force them out of a home as they battled a blaze.

Multiple news organizations report that charging documents say the two female career firefighters from the Landover Hills station were first on the scene the night of Dec. 8 and were running a hose inside the house when another crew arrived. The women say Christopher Kelly and Jeff Miller of the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department blocked them and shoved them off the porch.

Miller and Kelly have been charged with second-degree assault and obstructing firefighters. Neither responded to requests for comment.

Fire department spokesman Mark Brady said firefighters weren’t hindered from putting out the fire.

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