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Man flown out after being burned in Pa. house fire

May 28, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A man was flown by helicopter to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore after he was burned Tuesday afternoon in a house fire at 39 Williamson Ave.

The identity of the man has not been released and his condition was unknown.

"He was pulled out by our firefighters," said Tim Mowen, a first lieutenant with the Greencastle Rescue Hose Co.

The fire, reported by several callers to 911 at about 4:30 p.m., was quickly put out and contained to the apartment in which the victim was found, Mowen said.

Heat damaged other areas of the house, which is split into three apartments. The building is north of the intersection of U.S. 11 and Pa. 16, behind Sunnyway Diner.

Two full checks of the structure were completed and no one else was found inside, Mowen said.

The cause and origin of the blaze were under investigation by local and state police.

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About 45 personnel responded, representing the Marion, Waynesboro, Mercersburg and Greencastle fire departments from Franklin County, Pa., and the Long Meadow and Maugansville departments from Washington County. The Franklin County Air Unit also responded.

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