Edgewood man in "critical" condition after Thursday fire

The man rescued from a burning Edgewood home Thursday suffered "significant burns" but is expected to survive, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company said Monday.

Crews took the 69-year-old man, who was unconscious, to The Johns Hopkins Burn Center in critical condition after rescuing him from the basement of his home in the 200 block of Kennard Avenue.

He was the only one found in the home and the only person reported injured from the blaze.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to a report from Joppa-Magnolia. The victim was not identified.

The fire was reported at 5:30 a.m. Thursday in the single-family home, and it was under control within about 30 minutes.

About 25 volunteer firefighters from the Joppa-Magnolia, Abingdon and Bel Air fire companies responded to the scene as well as four career firefighters from Aberdeen Proving Ground.

The fire blocked several roads at the time and temporarily blocked in some school buses.

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