Firefighter Brawl: 2 Accused of Blocking Other Maryland Crew

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 7, 2016 Updated: December 7, 2016

HYATTSVILLE, Md.—Two Maryland firefighters have been accused of assaulting a female firefighter from another station during a fight over which unit should go first inside a burning home.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks says volunteer firefighters Jeffry Miller and Chris Kelly were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including second-degree assault and interfering with a firefighter.

Alsobrooks says a unit of firefighters arrived first at the Hyattsville blaze last December, but Kelly, who wasn’t in full gear, blocked the door, preventing them from entering.

The state’s attorney says Kelly hit the female firefighter, knocking her off the porch. The woman tried entering again, but officials said Miller grabbed her and pulled her away.

Alsobrooks described the actions of Kelly and Miller as “reckless, irresponsible and uncalled for.”