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Vehicle catches fire after crashing into Aberdeen storage unit; driver hospitalized with third-degree burns

A man suffered burns to his upper body after his vehicle hit a self-storage unit in Aberdeen and caught fire Wednesday, the Office of the State Fire Marshal reported.

A building fire was reported at 12:59 p.m. at the Stack & Store on 805 S. Philadelphia Road, the office said, after a car hit the building and a fire started in its engine compartment.

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The 43-year-old man driving the 2021 GMC Denali that struck the building was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation and second- and third-degree burns to his upper body. He was listed in critical but stable condition Wednesday night, the office reported.

The cause of the fire was ruled accidental, the office stated.

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The crash caused $100,000 in damage, the office reported, between the vehicle and the building.

The Aberdeen Fire Department was the primary responding agency, and it took 25 firefighters 30 minutes to control the blaze, the office reported.

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