Woman Critical, Firefighter Hurt in Fire That Tore Through Maryland Home - NBC4 Washington

Woman Critical, Firefighter Hurt in Fire That Tore Through Maryland Home

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    A fire gutted a home in Capitol Heights, Maryland, leaving a woman in critical condition. A firefighter was also injured. News4's Darcy Spencer reports. (Published Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017)

    Flames tore through a Prince George's County home, leaving a woman and a firefighter hospitalized.

    The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at a home on Eastern Avenue in Capitol Heights, Maryland, fire officials said.

    Firefighters rescued one woman from the basement of the home and she was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

    A firefighter sustained burns to his ears and was treated at a burn unit, fire officials said.

    Fire investigators believe the fire started in the basement before extending to the first floor of the single-family home.

    Neighbors told News4 a woman and her daughter have lived in the home for many years. It's not known which of them was taken to the hospital.

    "She's without a home. Her home is gone. Now, I don't know what they're going to do. The holidays are coming up, so I don't know. Just really feel sorry for our neighbors," one neighbor said.