Two men seriously burned from flash fire at pit in Carroll

November 29, 2009

Two men were seriously burned Friday in a blaze at a recreational fire pit in Keymar in Carroll County. According to the Maryland fire marshal, about 20 members of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company responded to a call in the 7500 block of Middleburg Road shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. They found three people suffering from burns from a flash fire that is believed to have been caused by poured gasoline. Police and fire officials said that five people had been sitting around the backyard fire pit. Two men were seriously burned and flown by Maryland State Police to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. A 14-year-old girl was treated for minor burns at the Carroll Hospital Center. According to state police spokesman Greg Shipley, a quantity of suspected narcotics was also found. The incident remains under investigation.

- Jacques Kelly

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