Sunday, January 20, 2013

Two Firefighters Injured in Dickerson House Fire Saturday Morning

Photo is courtesy of FF S. Kisner, MCFRS
Gaithersburg - - At 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning January 19, Montgomery County firefighters responded to a reported house fire in the 19700 block of Mouth of Monocacy Road in Dickerson. Firefighters arrived on the scene and encountered a well established fire on the first and second floor. 2 Adult occupants of the home escaped prior to the arrival of fire rescue. The occupants stated that they were awakened by smoke and saw fire in the wall around the stovepipe. Fire was also involving ordinary combustibles nearby. The occupants attempted to extinguish the fire to no avail. There was a disabled smoke alarm found in the home.

The fire is believed to have started in or near the wood stove. The fire is ruled accidental.

One firefighter suffered second degree burns on his hand. Another firefighter was mildly shocked when the structure's electric service line came in contact with the aluminum siding.

No civilians were injured. Both firefighters were transported to a local trauma center with non life threatening injuries. One of the firefighters has been released and the second is being held for observation.

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