CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County fire officials plan to go door-to-door in the Capitol Heights and Bowie areas to make sure families have working smoke alarms and an escape plan in the event of a fire.
Their efforts Friday come after two fatal fires in the county over the Christmas holiday.
The first fire came at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bowie. That fire killed an 83-year-old man. There was no smoke detector in the home.
And in the early-morning hours of Thursday, an 87-year-old woman was killed in her Capitol Heights home by a fire. Her son was awakened by a smoke alarm, but intense heat and smoke prevented him from reaching his mother in time.
Neither fire victim has been identified.