Pa. firefighter remains hospitalized after fire

March 20, 2011
  • Firefighters battle a blaze Saturday morning on Frank Road near Chambersburg, Pa., in which three firefighters were injured.
Franklin Fire Co.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A firefighter who suffered injuries in a two-alarm mobile home fire in Hamilton Township, Pa., over the weekend remained hospitalized Sunday, officials said.

Franklin Fire Co.’s Assistant Chief Jason Kuehler and firefighter Nick Stefany were hospitalized for burns suffered during a fire reported at 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Pennsylvania State Police said the fire broke out at 1449 Frank Road.

Kuehler was listed in stable condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.

Stefany was treated at York (Pa.) Hospital and released, a hospital official said late Saturday.

“Within seconds, the entire inside of the mobile home flashed. All four crew members that were inside were able to self-rescue, not before suffering burns,” according to information on the fire department’s website.

One of the four firefighters in the house was treated at the scene, according to the department’s website.

Another was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, according to news releases from Pennsylvania State Police and the fire department.

Police said they were investigating the fire, and they believe it started in the bedroom of 58-year-old Richard L. Crider’s home.

Frank Road is off Warmspring Road west of Chambersburg.

— Jennifer Fitch

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