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Local Man Injured in Fire

July 22nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

An investigation is underway to determine the cause for a fire at 19821 Big Lane Avenue in Midland. The sole occupant, 24 year-old Denzel Halbitter was located on the kitchen floor by first responders and quickly transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in critical condition resulting from smoke inhalation injuries. Denzel is an active member with the Midland Volunteer Fire Department.
The 1:20 a.m. two alarm fire was placed under control within 20 minutes by approximately 60 firefighters from Allegany County and West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments.
A team of investigators have determined the fire originated in a central room located on the first floor. The exact cause for the fire remains under investigation at this time. Damage estimates from the fire is $50,000.

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