Maryland News

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Woman Flown to Burn Center After Fire in Leonardtown

On Monday, July 15, 2024, at approximately 8:10 a.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Second District, Mechanicsville, Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Hollywood and Seventh District were dispatched to the La Grande Estates located at 23285 Point Lookout Road, for the reported trailer on fire with animals trapped and one victim suffering burns. According to a press release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the fire began on the RV’s interior was quickly discovered and extinguished. One adult female and two children were inside. The adult female sustained burns as a result of the fire and was flown for treatment and later released. There were no working smoke detectors within the RV at the time of the fire. The occupants were provided with smoke detectors while on scene
Southern Maryland News Net

Gaithersburg home struck by lightning

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) crews were at the scene of a home that was struck by lightning during Monday evening’s storms. MCFRS responded to the house in the 14800 block of Braemar Crescent Way in Gaithersburg. Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the department, said all of the home’s occupants were able to get out. In a video posted by Piringer, viewers can see a considerable amount of smoke coming from the home as light rain pours outside. The roof of the house has a large hole in it. Multiple firefighters were on the scene to help.
DC News Now

Accidental vehicle fire in Montgomery County causes $80K in damages

Officials said six cars were damaged after a vehicle fire broke out on the fifth floor of a parking garage in Silver Spring on Monday evening. The parking garage was at 801 Ellsworth Dr. near Fenton Street. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman, Pete Piringer, said the fire broke out around 6:20 p.m. Crews had to evacuate the parking garage and extinguish the fire. The fire was ruled an accident and caused about $80,000 in damages, Piringer said. No injuries were reported.
DC News Now

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

55-Year-Old Man Airlifted With Severe Burns From Gasoline Fire In St. Mary’s County

On July 15, 2024, at approximately 5:51 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a possible fire explosion in the 17000 block of Mt. Zion Church Road in St. Inigoes. Crews arrived on the scene where they found a 55-year-old man with 50% burns on his face and 40-50% on his body. A MEDEVAC was requested immediately for the burn victim. An active fire was found upon arrival and was extinguished quickly by firefighters. A gasoline fire reportedly blew back on the victim and the flames engulfed causing severe burns. Firefighters secured a landing zone for Maryland State Police, Trooper 7 at Chisleytown Road and Point Lookout Road. The burn victim was then flown to the Burn Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview for treatment.
The Bay Net

Salisbury Fire Department sees increase in calls from this time last year

VIDEO: The Salisbury Fire Department (SFD) is seeing increasing calls for service. Chief Rob Frampton tells WMDT that compared to the first half of 2023, the department saw a 7% increase in call volume during the same period this year. Although, he says, that’s to be expected. “With people coming in, doing shopping, living here, call volumes always increase, whether it’s fire or EMS,” Chief Frampton said. “Turnaround times at the hospital are getting longer and longer. So, there is going to be a need, moving forward, for additional people, additional units, and eventually, an additional fire station.” Notably, EMS calls outside of Salisbury City limits increased by 16.5%, and fire calls outside of SFD’s service district increased by 60%. Chief Frampton says the department is looking into why the latter number jumped up so much.
WMDT-TV ABC/CW+ 47 Salisbury

Cat alerts residents of smoke, dies in Montgomery County house fire

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue (MCFRS) said a cat has died and a family was displaced after a house fire in Gaithersburg on Sunday morning. Crews said that at about 4:20 a.m., they responded to the 600 block of West Side Drive for a house fire with people trapped. First responders said a man and two women were rescued from the second floor. Residents told first responders that they were woken up by their cat who kept pawing while they slept in bed. When the residents woke up, they noticed something burning and stayed in the master bedroom of the second floor once they realized they couldn’t get out. They also called a basement resident and 911 to alert them of the fire. The resident in the basement went outside, grabbed a painter’s ladder and placed it by a bedroom window so the other residents could escape.
DC News Now

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