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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Critical Burn Injuries Sustained by Springdale Resident

MEDIA CONTCT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

A fire in a Springdale home resulted in critical burn injuries to a male occupant.  Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics were alerted to a fire inside of a 2-story single family home in the 3400 block of Edwards Street at around 9:15 this evening. 

Upon Fire/EMS arrival an adult male, in his 50’s, was located inside with critical, life threatening burn injuries to his body.  Medics treated the patient on the scene and have transported him to a Burn Unit.  He is in critical condition.

It appears there is some fire damage to a piece of furniture that we believe the man was sitting in when the fire occurred.  The man’s wife was able to extinguish the fire prior to the fire departments arrival.

Fire Investigators are in the initial stages of the investigation.  The incident will remain under investigation; however, it appears the cause of the fire is accidental.

No additional information is available at this time.

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