Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Firefighter Rescues Child from Burning House

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2011

Rockville - - Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service rescued a 10-year-old boy from a burning house in the 200 block of Elizabeth Avenue in Rockville this morning. Firefighters were dispatched at 0727 for the report of a house fire. First-arriving units encountered heavy smoke and fire from the structure. Firefighters rushed in and pulled an unconscious child from the burning house to safety. A waiting medic unit transported the 10-year-old to a local specialty center with critical, life-threatening injuries.

More than 45 firefighters responded to the fire at the height of operations. Fire Investigators are on the scene and are conducting an origin and cause investigation.

Montgomery County Firefighters will be conducting an “After the Fire” door-to-door outreach effort in the neighborhood to check smoke alarms and talk to residents about fire safety.

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