Suspect Arrested in Arson That Injured Firefighter

Firefighter injured in April blaze

LARGO, Md. -- An Upper Marlboro man has been arrested for allegedly starting a house fire near Largo in April that critically injured a firefighter.

John Daniel, 58, was arrested Tuesday by fire investigators. He was released on bond after being taken to the Prince George's County Department of Corrections.

Fire investigators obtained a warrant Friday for arson, reckless endangerment and malicious burning charges.

Daniel allegedly set a house on Herrington Drive near Largo on fire in April. Firefighter Daniel McGown became disoriented while fighting the blaze and fell in the home.

Fire authorities said he lost his face protection and breathing air, suffering second-degree burns on his face and ears, first-degree burns on his shoulders and eye injuries from the smoke.

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