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Sun Mar 10, 2024, 03:06 PM Mar 2024

Prince William Co. house fire displaces family of 20

I’ve kind of got some questions about this one.

Prince William Co. house fire displaces family of 20

Tadiwos Abedje | tadiwos.abedje@wtop.com
March 9, 2024, 10:20 PM

A house fire in Prince William County, Virginia, on Friday led to a family of 20 being displaced. … Officials told WTOP that the fire started in one of the bedrooms and it spread throughout the house, leading to extensive smoke and water damage.

Town of Quantico Councilman Sammoto Yomosa Dabney told WTOP the family — consisting of Mykal Coles, his two wives Alicia and Jasmine, and 17 of their children — lost all of their belongings as a result of the fire.

According to officials, the children were at school and Jasmine was home alone when the fire happened. She was able to escape uninjured.

With help from the American Red Cross, the family is temporarily staying at a hotel while they figure out their next steps, officials said.


Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.
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Prince William Co. house fire displaces family of 20 (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2024 OP
"his two wives"? Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2024 #1
Ditto.. appalachiablue Mar 2024 #2
Polygamist? Sister wives? Karadeniz Mar 2024 #3
It appears the head of the household has an internet presence. mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2024 #4
I am glad they are ok. twodogsbarking Mar 2024 #5
Now, now, must we be so judgmental? mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2024 #6
Well it is a bit, well, unusual. twodogsbarking Mar 2024 #7


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4. It appears the head of the household has an internet presence.
Sun Mar 10, 2024, 03:19 PM
Mar 2024

For a lot of RW commentary, try this:

Five adults, 15 children displaced in Dale City house fire
By Kari Pugh Mar 9, 2024

A Friday afternoon fire in Dale City sparked by a candle igniting bedding displaced 20 people, 15 of them children, fire officials said.

Firefighters were called to the 6100 block of Oust Lane at 1:30 p.m., where they found all occupants out of the house and fire in a second-floor bedroom.

"Hose lines were advanced quickly, and extinguishment was performed," Prince William County fire and rescue Assistant Chief Matt Smolsky said in a release. No injuries were reported but the house "unfortunately sustained moderate damage," he said.

Building officials declared the home unsafe to occupy and the Red Cross responded and assisted the family of five adults and 15 children who were displaced.


Steve Blackburn
Mar 10, 2024 10:47am
While it's not the childrens'(28 total between the two wives) fault that their parents are scumbags, no one in the situation deserves a GoFundMe. 20 people in one house was a fire hazard from the word go, and D level celebrity Dad should be investigated for his polygamy, sketchy "love products" and how many subsidies the family gets from our taxes. http://www.therealmykal.com/



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