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Volunteer PG Firefighter Kevin O’Toole Finally Headed From Hospital

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Scene at Riverdale fire (Credit: PGFD)

Scene at Riverdale fire (Credit: PGFD)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A volunteer firefighter in Prince George’s County has been released from the hospital, two months after suffering severe burns in a house fire.

Kevin O’Toole was discharged Friday from the burn unit of Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

He was one of several firefighters injured while fighting a Feb. 24 house fire in Riverdale in which arson was suspected.

As O’Toole and others battled the flames inside the home, a sudden gust of wind entered from the rear of the house either from an open door or window. The sudden rush of fresh air into the fire environment created a “fire ball” inside engulfing the firefighters.

The 21-year-old O’Toole is expected to travel with his parents to Bethpage, N.Y., where he’ll continue his outpatient treatment and physical therapy.

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