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Posted at 4:28 PM ET, 02/23/2010

Resident critically burned in nursing home fire

By Washington Post editors

Update, 4:25 p.m.:

A man in his 60s was transported from the Clinton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Stuart Lane on Tuesday after he was critically burned in a fire that broke out there, authorities said.

The fire was small and contained to one room, but it did force some evacuations at the facility, said Maj. Tyrone Forby, a spokesman for Prince George's County Fire/EMS. Emergency responders were alerted to the blaze shortly after 3 p.m. and have since extinguished it, he said.

No one else was hurt in the incident, Forby said. He said investigators were on the scene exploring what caused the fire.

Forby said he did not know whether the man's injuries were life-threatening. He said burns of any degree typically are designated as "critical" in patients over 60.

Original post:

A critically burned resident was transported from the Clinton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Stuart Lane after a fire broke out in the facility, according to the Prince George's Fire/EMS Twitter account. The fire is out, the tweet said.

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2010; 4:28 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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