Fire at U-Md. Dorm Injures 2 Workers
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A fire on the roof of a University of Maryland, College Park dorm has injured two workers.
Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady says a flash fire erupted while the pair was working on a heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of Oakland Hall, a nine-story dormitory on the north end of campus.
Brady says one worker was taken to a hospital in serious condition with possible burns and lacerations that were not considered life-threatening and the other had minor injuries.
Students were told to evacuate the building and to stay away from the area as a precaution, but it has since reopened.
Brady says no students were injured. Most students are currently on winter break until the spring term begins later this month.
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