One of three Frostburg residents who was burned in Allegany County fire caused by a candle accident was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital for further treatment.
Frostburg firefighters and Allegany County paramedics got a call for a fire in a home in Frostburg for multiple burn victims on December 27. When the first responders got on the scene, they found three adults were suffering from various degrees of burns on their bodies.
Deputy Fire Marshals investigated the causes of the burns and determined that isopropyl alcohol was added to the decorative candles as an extra fuel source.
The candle had an open flame at the time and the alcohol burned and was splashed onto the victims.
The three of them were treated at the scene by paramedics and later taken to UPMC Cumberland Hospital in Maryland. The injuries of all three victims were reported to be non-life-threatening.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office ruled that there won’t be any charges filed in relation to the Allegany County fire.
Burn injuries occur in explosions, chemical evaporation, fires, or in similar cases like this one. The injuries take a longer time for recovery and can entirely change the person’s quality of life.
If you were a victim of a burn injury, seek medical help immediately. It’s important to talk to a personal injury attorney as well. If your injuries occurred at the workplace, or because of someone else’s negligence, faulty tools, vehicle, or other reasons, you can file a lawsuit against the liable party and collect your compensation.
Our team at Pinder Plotkin will fight for your compensation; insurance companies may offer a lower offer or no claim at all. We’ll do our best to negotiate the amount that will cover your expenses and lost wages and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
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