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A woman was burned and her family is displaced after a fire tore through their Adelphi home Sunday evening.

The fire broke out in the 3100 block of Buck Lodge Road around 6:45 p.m. when firefighters responded and discovered flames consuming an attached garage and portions of the second floor and attic of the single-family house, according to the Prince George’s fire/EMS department.

The two adult parents and their two children all escaped the home, but the mother sustained second-degree burns to the bottoms of her feet, said Mark Brady, chief spokesman for the county fire/EMS department.

The fire required about 50 firefighters and paramedics and 20 minutes to extinguish, Brady said.

The mother was transported to an area burn unit where she is listed in “good condition,” he said.

Brady said apart from destruction to the home itself, the intensity of the fire burned a boat that was parked in the driveway and melted the siding off of a neighbor’s house.

The family is now displaced and being assisted by the county’s citizen services unit and American Red Cross, he said. The fire accounted for roughly $200,000 in damages, according to county fire officials.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

djgross@gazette.net