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Rockville Boy Seriously Injured In House Fire

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A 10-year-old boy was critically injured Monday morning after faulty wiring for an electric dryer ignited a blaze in his Rockville home.
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A 10-year-old boy was critically injured Monday morning after faulty wiring for an electric dryer ignited a blaze in his Rockville home.

Firefighters in Montgomery County say wiring feeding an electric dryer caused a fire that has left a 10-year-old boy with critical injuries.

First-responding firefighters from on the scene encountered heavy smoke in the house.  Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services pulled the boy from a burning house in the 200 block of Elizabeth Avenue in Rockville Monday morning. The boy was unconscious and was rushed to the hospital. He remains there with critical injuries.

Following the incident, firefighters will be going door to door to check smoke alarms and to talk with residents about fire safety.

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