4 Md. FFs injured, 2 severely burned, after mayday call at trailer fire

Two of the firefighters sustained burns to 40-50% of their bodies, officials said


By Laura French

NORTH EAST, Md. — Four Maryland firefighters were hospitalized after a mayday call at a trailer fire Wednesday morning, including two who sustained serious burns. 

The North East firefighters reportedly made entry into the trailer to search for a person who was possibly inside, according to WABL-TV. A mayday call was made after fire conditions quickly worsened, and the firefighters were assisted in escaping through a window by other personnel. 

Listen to the mayday radio traffic obtained by FirefighterCloseCalls.com.

Three of the firefighters were transported to a burn center, two of whom were transported by air ambulance. Two of the firefighters sustained burns to 40-50% of their bodies and remain in serious but stable condition, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The other firefighter who was transported to the burn center sustained burns to their hand and was expected to be released. Another firefighter who was transported to a separate hospital with unspecified injuries has since been treated and released. 

Deputy state fire marshals and a K-9 remained on the scene later Wednesday morning to investigate the fire. Preliminary reports indicate that the trailer was unoccupied and that the fire originated from the trailer's exterior, according to the state fire marshal's office.

 

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