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Fire in Laurel engulfs townhouse

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A fire Sunday night in Laurel completely engulfed a townhouse and left one firefighter with minor burns.

At around 7 p.m. Sunday, Howard County firefighters responded to a call of a townhouse fire in the 9400 block of Riverbrink Court in Laurel.

Crews found heavy fire coming out the rear of a 2-story end-unit townhouse with a walk out basement.

More than 50 firefighters from Howard County and Prince George's County responded to the fire, which was under control after about 45 minutes. However, the fire caused significant structural damage and parts of the first and second floors were deemed unsafe.

There were no civilian injuries, but one Prince George's County Firefighter received minor burns. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

No one was home when the fire broke out, a spokesperson for Prince George's County fire said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.