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Couple Injured in House Fire

Courtesy: Susan McKnight Courtesy: Susan McKnight
Courtesy: Susan McKnight Courtesy: Susan McKnight
PARSONSBURG, Md.- An early morning house fire leaves one man in stable, but critical condition , and a woman with burn injuries to both of her legs.

Deputy State Fire Marshals said the fire happened about 4:54 a.m. in the couple's single-family home, located in the 7000 Block of Wainwright Avenue in Parsonsburg.

Fire officials said Eddie & Joana Sheridan lived in the home. They said the blaze started in a bedroom after one of them started smoking while using medical oxygen.

The Sheridan’s were both transported by Parsonsburg EMS to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for treatment of  injuries.

Fire officials said Mrs. Sheridan was transported for second-degree burns to her legs, but is expected to be released.

Mr. Sheridan has been transferred in critical, but stable condition, to John’s Hopkins Bayview Burn Center with smoke inhalation injuries.

More than a two dozen firefighters from Parsonsburg, Pittsville and Salisbury Station #2 responded to the scene and brought the fire under control within 30 minutes.

The Sheridan's home did not have working smoke detectors.

Damage is estimated at $70,000.

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