GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Anne Arundel County say four firefighters and three civilians were injured when a fire rescue vehicle responding to a blaze in Glen Burnie hit a car.

Anne Arundel County fire officials say the accident happened Wednesday evening on Ritchie Highway. All the people involved in the crash sustained minor injuries.

The firefighters were headed to a fire at Pinewood East Senior Living Facility. Other firefighters who responded evacuated the building and were able to put out the fire in 20 minutes. One man was found with second and third-degree burns over 70 percent of his body. That man was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

No one else was hurt at the senior center. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. citizen says:

    Ur right peter. I was on hospital drive coming through the crain hwy intersection and here comes a cowboy fireman through the intersection with no siren and lights only. I was literally going through and had to slam on breaks. I know we r suppose to look at all times but what about hearing them coming????

  2. dan says:

    you both are dumb a** Citizen I bet they did have lights and sirens on you were 9 times out of 10 just trying to beat them like every other idiot.

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