GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA) -- Dozens of residents are displaced after a fire ripped through an apartment complex on Wednesday in Greenbelt.
At about 4:30 p.m., firefighters got the call to 9133 Edmonston Terrace in Greenbelt. When they got there, flames were shooting through the roof of the two-story apartment building.
In the end, 24 apartments full of people in the Franklin Park Apartment Complex were evacuated, and won't be sleeping at home tonight. But, firefighters said again and again, this could have been worse.
At one point, a resident was trapped.
" [A man] couldn't get through the stairwell, too much smoke, too much heat. Firefighters threw a ground ladder, pulled him down, he was fine," Mark Brady, the Prince George's County Fire Department Spokesperson said.
A firefighter who got separated from others was also in danger during the fire.