An investigation is ongoing into a series of fires in Riverdale, Maryland. The arson probe is looking into whether fires in Prince George’s County Maryland were set by the Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department. The fires under investigation include those on East West Highway in Riverdale, K Street in Chapel Oaks, Riverdale and Livingston Road in Fort Washington, Maryland. The fires were set between 2/14/09 and March 29, 2009.
Riverdale Mayor Vernon Archer said, “We need to make sure if guys are doing wrong we need to find out but we also need to be confident in the results.”
Fox 5 News reports that two firefighters have been suspended as a result of the probe. If you or a family member is injured as a result of a fire in Prince George’s County Maryland or Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the Silver Spring personal injury lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan, LLC. can help. We typically hire a cause and origin expert to determine how the fire started and if it was the result of negligence or arson, we can bring a lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County or in Federal Court in Greenbelt. Fire cases are often challenging because it is expensive to hire the required experts to prove the cause of the fire. Experts are also used to determine whether the Fire Code, Life Safety Code or other local ordinances were violated. In Maryland, the violation of a statute is evidence of negligence.
If you or a loved one is injured in a fire, call our Silver Spring personal injury law firm so that we can fight to protect your rights.