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This story was updated at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 30, 2012.

Two Prince George’s County firefighters sustained first- and second-degree burns while battling a Lanham house fire.

Around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to the 6300 block of Naval Avenue to find a two-story single-family home with fire coming from both floors, said Mark Brady, county fire/EMS department chief spokesman.

By about 10 p.m., the fire was extinguished, Brady said. The two firefighters injured sustained burns to their upper back and neck after burning embers fell from above them and burned through their protective hood, Brady said. He said both were transported to an area burn unit and were treated and released Friday afternoon.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though preliminary results show that the cause was likely accidental, Brady said.

Damages to the home are estimated around $150,000, Brady said. The family of one adult and two children will be displaced. They escaped safely at the time of the fire, Brady said.

djgross@gazette.net