Frederick fire chief's father rescued from blaze

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By The Associated Press
Monday, November 16, 2009; 9:09 AM

The Frederick County chief fire marshal says it was a shock to be dispatched to his parents' home for a fire there.

Marc McNeal's father, Joseph, was in the house with his dog, Charlie, when the fire broke out Sunday afternoon.

Joseph McNeal had to be rescued. Firefighters found him in a power wheelchair in the bathroom. Charlie got out earlier when a man who saw the smoke opened the door.

Authorities say the fire started at an electrical outlet in the basement.

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