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Keymar man suffers flash burns, is flown to hospital for treatment

A Keymar man was flown to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on Thursday to be treated for non-life-threatening burns.

The Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company responded to a Keymar residence Thursday, Aug. 29 at about 4:15 p.m. An investigation found that the man was preparing to burn trash. While lighting the burn barrel, vapors ignited, leaving him with flash burns.

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The injuries were non-life-threatening according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

A Maryland State Police helicopter transported the man to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Preliminary investigation found that the cause of the incident was accidental, according to the notice.

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