FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — Two people have died in a house fire in a suburb of Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post reported Friday that the home in Fort Washington, Maryland, had what authorities considered to be hoarding conditions.

The fire broke out about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. A neighbor called 911. When firefighters arrived, authorities said the blaze was “well advanced” at the two-story, split-level home.

Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire Department, said the firefighters encountered “unsafe conditions” and could only fight the blaze from the outside at first.

Firefighters found two people inside the home. They were pronounced dead at the scene. One firefighter suffered minor injuries.

Information from: The Washington Post,

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