Eight Firefighters Injured in Huntingtown Blaze - Southern Maryland Headline News

Eight Firefighters Injured in Huntingtown Blaze

HUNTINGTOWN, Md. (March 20, 2011) – Deputy State Fire Marshal’s are investigating a fire in the 3000 block of Soper Road, Huntingtown, Calvert County. The fire was reported at 11:56 p.m. and was originally dispatched as a chimney fire. The structure involved is a two story single family dwelling containing an estimated 9,500 square feet of living area. The damage to the structure is estimated at 1.8 million dollars.

During fire suppression activities there was a possible “flash over” which injured eight firefighters, four from the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department Co. 6 and four from the Prince Fredrick Volunteer Fire Department Co. 2. Six of the injured firefighters were treated and released for minor injuries. One firefighter is currently under observation at Med-Star and is expected to be released soon. The most severely injured firefighter is currently at Med-Star and is expected to remain there for treatment.

Deputy State Fire Marshal’s have completed their investigation and have determined the fire accidental, as a result of a chimney fire.

Source: Office of State Fire Marshal

Note: Extensive photos of the fire, shot by Dennis Hook, are available at http://somd.me/fvDTjT.

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