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Posted at 7:47 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Md. firefighter dies in blaze

By The Associated Press

Fire officials say a firefighter has died after a blaze in an apartment complex.

Baltimore County Fire Chief John Hohman said late Wednesday that 43-year-old Mark Falkenhan died at a local hospital. Falkenhan was a volunteer firefighter in Lutherville.

Hohman says the four-alarm fire was knocked down and crews were on the second and third floors when a flashover occurred. One firefighter escaped.

The fire broke out about 7 p.m. at the Towson Crossing apartments.

Fire department spokeswoman Elise Armacost says a man and a woman were taken to local hospitals to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation.

By The Associated Press  | January 20, 2011; 7:47 AM ET
Categories:  Baltimore, Fires & Fire Safety  
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My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this fallen hero.

Posted by: Irato | January 20, 2011 8:20 AM | Report abuse

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