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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Oxon Hill Resident in Critical Condition After Rescue by Firefighters

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

An Oxon Hill resident is in critical condition suffering smoke inhalation injuries after being removed by firefighters from her burning apartment. At around 6:30 pm, Thursday, November 7,  fire and EMS units were alerted to a fire in a top floor apartment at 2103 Alice Avenue, a 3-story apartment building.

The female, 60ish years of age, was found unconscious, removed from the burning apartment and treated on the scene by paramedics before being transported to a Burn Unit. Two residents from a neighboring apartment, an adult male, 60ish years of age, and his wife, 50ish years of age, also sustained smoke inhalation injuries and were transported to area hospitals.   The male is in serious condition and his wife is in good condition.

There were 30 firefighters on the scene that contained the fire to the apartment of origin and then quickly extinguished it.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Fire loss is still being estimated.  No other injuries were reported.

Occupants from 3 apartments will be displaced and assisted by the County Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross.

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