Md. FF killed in collapse at house fire
The firefighter reportedly fell into the basement while fighting a house fire in Leonardtown
By Bill Carey
LEONARDTOWN, Md. — A firefighter has died after falling into the basement while fighting a house fire in Leonardtown, Maryland on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters were dispatched to the fire at approximately 5:00 a.m. While fighting the fire a firefighter fell into the basement, WUSA9 reported. A second alarm was called to bring additional firefighters to the scene.
The firefighter was transported to a hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead. A second firefighter was also reportedly injured.
WTTG reported that the unidentified fallen firefighter was a Defense Department civilian firefighter from Naval Air Station Patuxent River but was working at this fire as a volunteer firefighter.
Captain Derrick Kingsley, Commander of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, told WTTG that the fallen firefighter was a “true hero.”