Man critically injured in house fire
Firefighters found victim unconscious inside home
Authorities say a man was severely injured in a Waldorf house fire on Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Donald Henderson, 61, remains in the hospital as of press time Thurs- day after suffering from life-threatening smoke in- halation injuries, according to a news release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The origin and cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Around 6:59 a.m. on Wednesday, about 35 fire and EMS personnel from Waldorf, Hughesville and Prince George’s County fire departments responded to the dwelling fire on the 13300 block of Poplar Hill Road. The fire was reported by a passerby and a private alarm com- pany, the release stated. The flames were quickly controlled and Henderson was removed from the home after he was found unconscious inside a second floor bedroom and put in an ambulance waiting outside. No other injuries were reported.
Fire marshals estimated the fire caused $170,000 in damages to the structure and contents, and found that smoke detectors were operational at the time of the fire.