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Man Burned While Grilling In Washington County

June 10th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A grilling accident in Washington County Saturday led to 2nd degree burrns to a Sharpsburg man.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's office reports the man was taken to the burn center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.




Date: June  8, 2019

Time: 10:42 a.m.

Location / Address:  4446 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, Washington County

Type of Incident:  burn injury

Description of Structure / Property:  exterior of dwelling

Victim:  Donald Crampton

Injuries or Deaths:   2nd degree burns to both arms, 2nd degree burns to neck and face

Estimated $ Loss:  n/a

Smoke Alarm Status:   n/a

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:   n/a

Arrests(s): none

Primary Responding Fire Department: Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Company

# of Alarms:   1       # Of Firefighters:  4

Time to Control:    n/a

Discovered By:     Victim

Area of Origin:  exterior

Preliminary Cause:  accidental – aerosol can too close to heat source of grill began to vent,  causing the spread of flames to victim

Additional Information:  Victim was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore .

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