HOLLYWOOD, Md. — Crews were dispatched to reports of a garage fire in Hollywood yesterday that left one with major burns.

At approximately 7:05 p.m. on May 11, police, fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to the 24800 block of Iron Horse Lane for a reported garage fire. Upon arrival, the 30 dispatched volunteers discovered a 40×60 garage with smoke and fire showing, along with a large boat that was on fire out front of the structure.

While first responders worked to extinguish the flames, the Hollywood Rescue Squad conducted a search of the scene. One resident was located with burns to his body, and he was transferred to EMS care shortly after. 

The patient was eventually transported to a nearby hangar, where they were flown out by Trooper 7 to a nearby burn center.

The fire was under control within 10 minutes of the crews arriving. The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department cleared the scene and returned to service soon after.

The fire is believed to have started after fuel was transferred in an improper manner on the boat. It was later determined that the boat had originally caught fire inside the garage, but was pulled out prior to the arrival of first responders.

In a Facebook post, the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department posted a reminder to: “Please use caution when working with any fuel indoors especially during these tough times.”

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