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Clinton man dies from burn injuries

CLINTON, Md. - The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department regretfully announces the death of a man that had sustained critical burn injuries earlier this month.  Just before 3:00 pm, December 5th, an adult male employee of an auto parts store had just completed removing a fuel tank off of a vehicle.  When the man walked near an open flame (from a burn barrel being used for warming) the fuel vapors ignited causing burn injuries to about 75% of his body.  Bystander’s extinguished the fire.

Firefighter/Medics arrived on location in the 9100 block of Allentown Road in Fort Washington, initiated treatment and summoned a helicopter to fly the man to the Burn Unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

The victim in this incident succumbed to his injuries on December 13, 2018.  He is identified as:


Christopher Terry, 51 years of age, from Clinton, Maryland.


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. - An adult male sustained critical burn injuries at a Fort Washington auto parts store Wednesday, Dec. 5.  Just before 3:00 pm firefighters and medics from the Allentown Road Fire/EMS Station 832 were alerted to respond to an auto parts store in the 9100 block of Allentown Road.  Upon arrival they found a man with critical burn injuries about the majority of his body and a fire that had already been extinguished that involved a vehicle gas tank.

Medics initiated treatment and summoned the Maryland State Police Trooper 2 to fly the critically injured man to a Burn Unit.


The Fire/EMS Department’s Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.  At this point the cause is under investigation and the man is in critical condition.

No additional information is currently available.

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