Md. FF burned during 2-alarm house fire

Officials said the firefighter was transported with burns to the upper body


By Laura French

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — A Maryland firefighter suffered burns while battling a house fire on Sunday evening. 

Firefighters from Charles County responded to the two-story home in Waldorf and found fire showing from the first floor and extending to the attic, according to Southern Maryland News Net. A deck also partially collapsed due to the fire. 

After firefighters made entry into the basement and were pushing from the basement onto the first floor, a firefighter was injured and evacuated to the front yard. A second alarm was requested and all personnel were ordered out of the structure. 

 The firefighter reportedly suffered burns to the upper body and was transported to a nearby treatment facility. No other injures were reported. 

The fire spread through the first and second stories of the home as well as the attic and roof, and was ultimately brought under control in about 45 minutes. 

In addition to Charles County and Waldorf firefighters, Calvert, Bel Alton, Prince George's County and Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal personnel assisted at the scene. 

Waldorf firefighters later returned after a small fire rekindled in a rear bedroom. 

 

WORKING FIRE ALERT - 10904 MARYLAND WOODS CT [WALDORF] - Structure Fire. ADV THERE IS A FIRE NOT SURE IF ITS THE HOME OR THE BACKYARD - S3,S12,S1,S840,S824,T11,T825, CAR1707

Posted by Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services on Sunday, February 28, 2021

 

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