Harford County Man Jumps From Burning Home, Listed In Critical Condition


Credit: Office of the State Fire Marshal

HARFORD COUNTY - A Harford County man is in the hospital after jumping from a 2nd story window to get out of a burning home.

The fire first broke out around 5:45 p.m. at a home at 928 Rumsey Place, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Firefighters with the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company were first on the scene, and it took 30 firefighters five minutes to control the fire.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the man suffered burns to one arm and his back. He was taken to Bayview, where he remains in critical condition.

The man's wife and two children, ages 8 and 11, safely escaped the home. The two-story townhouse sustained $75,000 in damage.

The home did have working smoke detectors, according to officials.

Investigators said the fire originated in a 2nd-floor bedroom, but the cause remains under investigation.

Harford County Disaster Assistance also helped the residents of a neighboring home.

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