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Three Waldorf firefighters were injured while trying to put out a house fire early Monday morning in White Plains.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal reported that at 2:28 a.m. Feb. 10, a fire “completely destroyed” a vacant single-story house on Billingsley Road in White Plains.
The house was undergoing renovations at the time.
Fifty-two firefighters from Waldorf, Accokeek, Brandywine, Bryans Road, Hughesville, Indian Head and Westlake volunteer fire stations had the fire under control in 45 minutes.
The cause and where the fire started in the house still are under investigation, according to the report from Deputy Fire Marshal Melissa Bean.
A 22-year-old Waldorf firefighter was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., with burn injuries to his hand and shoulder. The injuries were not life-threatening, Bean said.
A 21-year-old Waldorf firefighter was taken to the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La PLata with a leg injury, and an 18-year-old Waldorf firefighter was treated and released on the scene for an arm injury.
Jeff Duer, spokesman for the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, said Monday morning that the three injured firefighters “are home and resting comfortably.”
“We wish them a speedy recovery,” he said.
The investigation is continuing.
There was an estimated $200,000 in damage to the house and its contents.
Bean said the fire was discovered by a passerby.