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Posted at 8:54 PM ET, 09/ 7/2010

Firefighter seriously burned in house fire

By Erica Johnston

A 26-year-old volunteer firefighter from Prince George’s County remained hospitalized Tuesday after being seriously burned in a house fire, authorities said.

Patrick Ivey, of the Bowie fire department, was injured Saturday evening after his helmet was dislodged as he was fighting a blaze in Upper Marlboro, said Prince George’s fire department spokesman Mark Brady.

Brady said Ivey was taken to the burn unit of the Washington Hospital Center and is expected to undergo surgery for third-degree burns.

The fire, in the 1000 block of Whistling Duck Way, displaced six people and caused an estimated $290,000 in damage, Brady said. He said the fire apparently started on a rear deck and extended upward. The exact cause was under investigation, Brady said.

-- Martin Weil

By Erica Johnston  | September 7, 2010; 8:54 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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