Firefighter Injured in Unsolved Arson Case Wants Closure

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013  |  Updated 4:26 PM EDT
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Firefighter Injured Wants Closure in Arson Case

Prince George's County Fire Department

Firefighter Kevin O'Toole

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Almost a year after an arson fire in Riverdale, Md., police are still investigating and haven't made any arrests in the case.

Seven firefighters were injured while putting out the blaze, but 22-year-old Kevin O'Toole suffered the most severe injuries.

O'Toole underwent several surgeries and spent weeks in intensive care with burns covering more than half of his body.

In an interview with NBC4 via Skype, O'Toole said he's getting progressively more active and has regained the use of his hands, but he's still looking for closure.

"There's somebody out there that caused something like this and almost ended the lives of two young firemen. It could happen again tomorrow, and I just wish that no one ever has to go through this," he said.

O'Toole moved to New York to be closer to his family throughout his recovery. Despite his experience, the volunteer firefighter hopes to return to that line of work after his injuries have healed.

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