A Fallston man was badly burned Monday afternoon after attempting to ignite a brush pile in a backyard fire pit using gasoline.
Just before 12:30 p.m. Monday, emergency responders were called to the 2300 Baldwin Mill Road in Fallston for the report of a burn injury. The occupant of the home, a 45-year-old man, was attempting to burn brush and logs in a fire pit behind the residence with the use of gasoline to assist the fire.
Upon igniting the brush pile, vapors ignited, and a subsequent “flash” fire injured the man. He sustained 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns to his hands, arms, and face, but was still able to call 911. The man was initially treated by Fallston Volunteer Fire Company before later being flown to Bayview Burn Center by Maryland State Police Aviation Command.
The man was admitted to Bayview Burn Center and is currently listed in stable condition. The Office of the State Fire Marshal is responsible for investigating all open flame burn injuries and warned to never use gasoline to accelerate or assist in open air burning, as gasoline fumes can ignite and cause serious injury and possible death.
Ten emergency personnel from the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company responded and had the fire under control within a minute.
There were no other damages associated with the fire.
Play stupid games win stupid prizes. I guess 12:30 Monday afternoon wasn’t a work day for everyone.
Bet he’s anti OBama care republicant that lacks health insurance too and we get stuck with the bill.
To be fair he could have had a flex day. Additionally I believe the ACA requires the hospital to treat him but requires them to collect from him including bankruptcy.
Here, hold my beer…
Johnny Q Public says
Zeb, I agree
However wait a second don’t we have a facility that we can take these said logs and brush to for proper disposal oh wait its only open 1 day a week Saturday 7 to 3 and on a lovely unpaved or barely paved road where one could ruin one or several tires. oh well, yes however fire pit, logs, brush and gasoline to accelerate it hmm and 12:30 pm little early for the bon-fire but you can start early I guess.