Fire Marshal Attempt to start charcoal grill with Gasoline results in serious burns

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Date: 11/12/22

Time: 1:48 p.m.

Location / Address: 45285 Take It Easy Ranch Road, Callaway, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Burn Injury

Description of Structure / Property:

Owner / Occupants: Thomas Roth

Injuries or Deaths: Thomas Roth

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 0 Contents: $ 0

Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Valley Le Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 5

Time to Control:

Discovered By: Neighbor

Area of Origin: Charcoal Grill

Preliminary Cause: Accidental

Additional Information: The victim had attempted to start the charcoal grill using gasoline, catching his clothing on fire. As a result of the fire, the victim suffered burns to both arms. He was flown to MedStar Washington Hospital Center for treatment of his injuries.


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I've used kerosene when truly desperate, but never, ever have I resorted to using gasoline. :yikes: