Two Boys Credited With Saving 64-Year-Old Woman From House Fire


Delmarva Desk – Just before 2:30 yesterday afternoon, Saturday, August 3, 2019, firefighters from the Oxford Volunteer Fire Company along with crews from Trappe, St. Michaels, Easton, area Medics, and Maryland State Police Aviation were dispatched to the 4800 block of Evergreen Road, Oxford, Talbot County, Md. for reports a housefire with injuries.

Upon their arrival crews reported smoke showing from the two-Story, wood frame, single-family dwelling.

Officials with Maryland’s Office of the State Fire Marshal said that three people were injured as a result of the fire. One Firefighter sustained a hand injury and was transported to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton for treatment and later released.

A 13-year-old male suffered superficial burns to his arm and hand while rescuing a 64-year-old woman from the house, and was also transported to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton for treatment and later released.

The 64-year-old woman suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to approximately 10% of her body. She was transported via the Trooper 6 medevac helicopter, in stable condition, to Bayview Burn Center to receive treatment.

The 12-year-old and 13-year-old are credited, along with a neighbor, for reporting the fire and rescuing the 64-year-old woman from the house, officials said.

The fire, which began as a result of smoking while on home oxygen, caused an estimated $325,000 in damages, according to the fire marshal.

It took firefighters approximately an hour to bring the blaze under control.

Two family cats perished as a result of the fire and two additional family cats are unaccounted for at this time.

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