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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oxon Hill House Fire - Boulder Drive

Just before 5:30 Sunday morning firefighters in the Oxon Hill area were alerted to a house on fire with someone still trapped inside. Firefighters arrived to a one-story single family home in the 5100 block of Boulder Drive with heavy smoke showing.

An adult male occupant, approximately 50 years of age, was quickly located in the home and removed. Paramedics quickly assessed and started to treat the patient who was suffering from burn and smoke inhalation injuries. He was transported by medics to the closest available hospital in extremely critical condition.

The wife of the critically injured man was also transported a short time later after experiencing symptoms of smoke inhalation. She was transported by medics to the same hospital in "fair" condition.

There were 30 firefighters on the scene that took about 15 minutes to extinguish the fire. No firefighter injuries were reported.

Fire Investigators are looking into the cause and origin of the fire. Preliminary information indicates a kerosene space heater is involved and fire loss is estimated at $50,000.

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor will be available on the scene this morning at 9:00 am. He will provide the most up-to-date information about the fire and injuries.

Mark Brady

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