Brooklyn Park: Burn incident
A 46-year-old man suffered burns to his face Wednesday night in Brooklyn Park, but they were not caused by fireworks, fire officials said.
According to fire spokesman Lt. Cliff Kooser, firefighters and medics responded to the 5700 block of Franklin Street at about 10:20 p.m. for a reported burned patient.
Investigators determined that the man possessed black powder, which came in contact with a spark or flame, Kooser said. He suffered second-degree burns and was transported by ambulance to the Burn Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
While investigators determined that the incident did not involve fireworks, Kooser said the case remains under investigation.
Linthicum: Fall victim
A man was seriously injured when he either fell or jumped from a seventh-floor balcony at a Linthicum hotel early Thursday morning, fire officials said.
Kooser said firefighters and medics responded to the 1300 block of Concourse Drive at the Embassy Suites in Linthicum at about 1 a.m. where they learned the man either fell or jumped into the atrium below.
Medics transported him to the by ambulance with injuries that are serious and life threatening.
Kooser said police are investigating the incident.
Odenton-Severn Patch Editor Tim Lemke contributed to this report.
CORRECTION: This article has been updated to correct the hospital where the fall victim was taken. He was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center.