Susquehanna Hose firefighters released from hospital after Havre de Grace fire

A two-alarm fire, which started in a business in downtown Havre de Grace, sent two firefighters and an EMS volunteer to the hospital on Valentine's Day night, according to Scott Hurst, chief of the Susquehanna Hose Company.

Two firefighters, both with Susquehanna Hose Company, were injured while fighting the blaze, Hurst said. One suffered an injury from a fall and the other from an electrical shock, he said.

The chief said Saturday afternoon that the firefighters were released from Harford Memorial Hospital around 1 a.m. Saturday.

Hurst also said Saturday that an EMS volunteer with the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps also went to the hospital to be examined for smoke inhalation, which occurred as he was treating a person in an unrelated medical call two doors from the burning building.

Hurst said the EMS volunteer was checked out at the hospital and released a short time later.

Hurst said he could not release the names of the two injured firefighters.

The fire erupted in tax preparation business, on the first floor of an apartment complex, in the 500 block of Franklin Street, around 7 p.m. Friday, Hurst said. He said the call came into the fire house at 7:15 p.m.

Firefighters from the Susquehanna Hose Company, Aberdeen Fire Department, Level Volunteer Fire Company and Community Fire Company of Perryville responded to the fire, Hurst said.

It took about 30 minutes for firefighters to contain the blaze, Hurst said.

The chief said no one else was injured. He said no one was inside the tax preparation business when the fire started. He did not know if any of the apartments, which are in a large attached house, were occupied.

Investigators from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office were at the scene and working to determine the cause of the fire, Hurst said.

A cause for the fire had not been released by the Fire Marshal's Office Saturday evening.

Copyright © 2018, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad