Worker Suffers Burns to Face, Arms in Construction Fire in Bethesda

A worker suffered serious burns to his face and arms after a home under construction caught fire Tuesday morning. 

More than 75 firefighters were called to the home in the 8500 block of Howell Road in Bethesda at about 9 a.m. The fire started in the basement of the home. 

The victim's injuries are not life-threatening. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire Department, says it is probably related to the construction that was underway. 

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