Four Maryland Firefighters Hurt in Apparatus Wreck

A rescue squad enroute to a two-alarm senior housing complex fire crashed with an SUV in Glen Burnie, hurting four firefighters and three civilians Wednesday evening.


A fire apparatus enroute to a two-alarm senior housing complex fire crashed with an SUV in Glen Burnie, hurting four firefighters and three civilians Wednesday evening.

According to ABC TV 2, the fire broke out at about 6:45 p.m. at the housing facility at Benesch Circle and it quickly went to a second-alarm fire. The rescue squad was involved a serious crash as it headed to the scene at about 7:25 p.m.

Four firefighters were hurt in the crash and three people in the SUV were also transported for treatment of serious, but not-life threatening injuries, according to the television station.

The firefighters were taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with minor injuries.

A man and a woman in the SUV were taken to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma with serious injuries and another woman in the vehicle was taken to University of Maryland Medical Center with minor injuries.

The fire to which the squad was responding, took 71 firefighters about 20 minutes to bring under control. One occupant, a man in his 50s, suffered severe life-threatening injuries and transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.