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Talbot County Man Burned in Accidental Fire

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WITTMAN, Md.-  Authorities say a Talbot County man is recovering after being burned in an accidental fire Wednesday.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said Earl D. Willey sustained first- and second-degree burns to his upper body resulting from an exploding dry chemical fire extinguisher hidden underneath an active burn pile.

Willey was burning leaves in the back of his home on Pot Pie Road in Wittman at the time of the incident, investigators said. 

Authorities said Willey's sister transported him to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton for treatment, but he was later transferred to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center. 

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