COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Partners, a national real estate developer and owner, expressed its gratitude today to the over 200 firefighters, as well as first responders, who battled a construction fire at its apartment community in College Park, MD, on Monday.
"We are deeply appreciative of the valiant effort of the Prince George's County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, as well as the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Anne Arundel County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, the Howard County Fire Department and the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Departments, to address this fire," said Scott Zimmerly, Director of the Mid-Atlantic, Wood Partners. "Thanks to their swift and heroic response, no significant injuries were sustained, and the fire did not spread beyond the project."
The 275-unit property located at 4700 Berwyn House Road was under construction and unoccupied when the fire began Monday morning on an upper floor. The nearby University of Maryland, College Park campus closed mid-day, and some nearby residents were temporarily evacuated. By 3:00 p.m., the fire was under control.
"We recognize the disruption caused by this unfortunate event, and we sincerely apologize to all those impacted," noted Joe Keough, CEO, Wood Partners. Keough added that Wood Partners would soon be reaching out to many of those affected by the event. "Safety is one of our top priorities and we are working closely with local fire officials and investigators to identify the cause of the fire."
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wood-partners-expresses-gratitude-to-firefighters-for-their-service-battling-college-park-residential-development-fire-300445778.html
SOURCE Wood Partners