A man who was found inside a burning Prince George’s County home died late Friday evening from his injuries.
Bernie Hayes, 68, suffered third-degree burns over the majority of his body. He was found by firefighters in the living room of his Leverette Street home in Oxon Hill, Maryland, very close to the fire.
He was taken to the burn unit of Medstar Washington Hospital Center, where he died Friday night.
Investigators said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental. The home was equipped with working smoke alarms.