Maryland fireplace sufferer transported to UPMC Mercy for therapy following a candle accident – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ALLEGANY COUNTY, MD (KDKA) – One of three Frostburg, Md. Residents who was burned in a candle accident was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital for further treatment.

On the weekend, Saturday evening, the Frostburg firefighters and the Allegany Co. paramedics were sent to a house in Frostburg for several burn patients.

When the first responders arrived, they discovered three adults, each with various burns on different parts of their bodies.

The assistant firefighters investigated what was causing the burns and found that isopropyl alcohol was added to decorative candles as an additional source of fuel.

At that time there was an open flame in the candle and the alcohol ignited and splashed on the victims.

The victims were treated on site by paramedics and taken to UPMC Cumberland Hospital 1 in Maryland.

One of the three victims was later taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh for further treatment.

It has been reported that all victims’ injuries are not life threatening.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office investigated an incident and determined that it was an accident and no charge will be made.

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