Man injured in Glen Burnie fire Saturday afternoon

A 47-year-old man is being treated for injuries he sustained in a house fire Saturday afternoon, an Anne Arundel County fire official said.

At about 4 p.m. firefighters were called to the 400 block of Blossom Lane in Glen Burnie for a report of a chimney fire, said Battalion Chief Steve Thompson, a fire spokesman.

It took 30 firefighters about 30 minutes to get the fire, which was on two stories of the home, under control, Thompson said.

The man, the only occupant of the house at the time of the fire, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with critical injuries, he said. The man's injuries did not appear life-threatening, Thompson said.

The American Red Cross is assisting the residents displaced by the fire. No assessment of the cost of the damage had been made by late Saturday, Thompson said.

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