Lusby, MD – A man sustained nonlife-threatening injuries from a flash fire that occurred Friday, Sept. 5 in Lusby, state officials reported. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office identified the injured man as Ernest Grove, 62. The incident occurred on Golden West Way at approximately 5:30 p.m.

“The victim was working in the trunk area of a car when he initiated the use of an electrical device,” Dfm. Caryn McMahon stated. “The gasoline vapors in the trunk of the car ignited and caused a flash fire, subsequently burning the victim on both arms, chest and face. Mr. Grove was flown to the Washington Hospital Center Burn Unit for specialty care.”

No other injuries were reported. According to Dfm. Duane Svites, Grove was initially treated by the Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department and then flown to the burn unit by the Maryland State Police.

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