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.
#BREAKING: Deputy State Fire Marshals are on scene and actively investigating a dwelling fire in 100 blk of Superior Ct | North East. 4 FFs were injured. 2 flown via @MDSP MDSP Medevac & 1 by ambo to Bayview Burn Center. 4th to local hospital by ambo. PIO on-scene pic.twitter.com/bHNACq1Oze— Maryland State Fire Marshal (@MarylandOSFM) February 10, 2021
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.
Deputy State Fire Marshals and K9 Kachina remain on the scene & actively investigating. Preliminary info - unoccupied trailer. Origin is the exterior of the trailer and cause is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/EljQiB1rUP— Maryland State Fire Marshal (@MarylandOSFM) February 10, 2021