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Firefighter injured in Frederick County fire

March 10, 2004|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

BURKITTSVILLE, Md. - Two people were rescued from an apartment building roof and one firefighter was injured in a fire that started at 112 East Main St., Tuesday evening, a Frederick County 911 Center spokesman said.

Sgt. Robert Carmack, shift supervisor for the 911 Center, said firefighters fought a two-building blaze for nearly two hours Monday. Carmack said all of the residents got out safely, although two people were rescued from the roof by firefighters from Middletown, Md.

A firefighter, whose name and fire company affiliation were not released Tuesday, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for treatment of back, neck, head and chest injures, Carmack said. He said he did not know the firefighter's condition.

The blaze, which was reported just after 8:30 p.m., was brought under control by about 10:17 p.m.

Firefighters from several Frederick County-based companies and the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro were among the responding agencies, Carmack said.

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Carmack said a representative from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office was investigating at the scene late Tuesday.

A spokesman for the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro confirmed some of the company's firefighters were at the scene, but would not comment about specifics about the fire or the injured firefighter.

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