Man, 70, Dies In Mount Rainier House Fire

MOUNT RAINIER, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County fire officials say a 70-year-old man is dead after a fire in a Mount Rainer home.

Firefighters called to the home on 36th Street on Tuesday night found fire showing from the third floor and received reports that a person was still inside.

Fire officials say the man found on the top floor was unconscious and suffering from severe burns and paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene. Officials say two other residents heard the smoke alarm and were able to escape unharmed.

Officials say one firefighter sustained second-degree burns to his upper body and another injured his knee when a ladder gave way. Both were treated and released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • M. L. Sexton

    Reblogged this on Opinion News Blog and commented:
    With all the fires around the country happening lately, I wonder if the pits of hell are opening up. There have been way too many news reports of fires breaking out everywhere. Is this a sign or just coincidence? Think about it.

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