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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Two Rescued from Burning Fairmount Heights Home

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Firefighters rescued two occupants from a burning Fairmount Heights house this morning.  Just after 2:30 am, Wednesday, November 7, Fire/EMS units arrived at a 2-story single family home in the 5300 block of Sheriff Road with a working fire on the second floor.  Two adult male occupants were rescued by some of the first arriving firefighters, treated on the scene by paramedics and transported to area hospitals.

A third occupant escaped safely prior to the Fire/EMS Departments arrival.  The most seriously injured is a male, in his 60’s, that sustained burn and smoke inhalation injuries.  He was transported by paramedics to a Burn Unit in “serious” condition.  The second rescued male, in his 70’s, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital in “good” condition.

It required about 15 minutes to completely extinguish the fire with no additional civilian or firefighter injuries reported.  Fire loss is estimated at $35,000 and fire investigators continue to search for the cause and origin of the fire.

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