Video: Md. firefighter rescued from 2nd story window during house fire

After being treated at the scene, the firefighter was taken to a burn unit for further treatment.


LANDOVER HILLS, Md. — A Maryland firefighter was injured while crews were battling a house fire earlier this week. 

Video released by Prince George’s County Fire showed other firefighters helping one member of the Kentland Fire/EMS Station 833 out of a second-story window. 

After being treated by medics on the scene, the firefighter was taken to a burn unit at a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment. 

Maryland firefighters work to extinguish a house fire that injured one firefighter. (Mark E. Brady, PGFD PIO)
Maryland firefighters work to extinguish a house fire that injured one firefighter. (Mark E. Brady, PGFD PIO)

Crews were called to the fire in Landover Hills Wednesday afternoon with reports of smoke coming from the second floor of a house. 

Officials believe the fire, which advanced to the attic, began on the second floor and was aided by wind gusts of up to 21 mph. 

It took crew 90 minutes to extinguish the fire, which caused significant damage to the house. An evacuation order was given shortly before the firefighter was pulled from the window

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