Man badly burned in Frederick gas station fire

An early morning fire at a Frederick, Maryland gas station has left a man seriously injured. Fire crews responded to a call about a fire at the gas station and discovered the victim engulfed in flames.
By The Associated Press
Wednesday, November 4, 2009; 9:52 AM

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says it is investigating a fire at a Frederick gas station in which a man was badly burned.

Spokesman Joseph Zurolo says the 26-year-old man was injured early Wednesday morning.

Authorities responded shortly after 4 a.m. to a reported vehicle fire at the Exxon station on state Route 85 near the Interstate 270 interchange.

A Frederick County sheriff's deputy found the victim on fire in an adjacent parking lot, and a vehicle and fuel pumps in flames at the gas station.

A state police helicopter flew the victim to the Washington Hospital Center burn unit in the District of Columbia.

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