MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief PIO, 240-508-7930
The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department regretfully announces the death of a man that had sustained critical burn injuries earlier this month. Just before 3:00 pm, December 5th, an adult male employee of an auto parts store had just completed removing a fuel tank off of a vehicle. When the man walked near an open flame (from a burn barrel being used for warming) the fuel vapors ignited causing burn injuries to about 75% of his body. Bystander’s extinguished the fire.
Firefighter/Medics arrived on location in the 9100 block of Allentown Road in Fort Washington, initiated treatment and summoned a helicopter to fly the man to the Burn Unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.
The victim in this incident succumbed to his injuries on December 13, 2018. He is identified as:
Christopher Terry, 51 years of age, from Clinton, Maryland.