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MCFRS News Release


For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2014

Release ID: 14-07
Contact: Scott Graham, Public Information Office
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(240) 777-2442 Media Line
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Early Morning Fatal Fire in Kensington

70-year-old man transported to area hospital succumbs to injuries

Montgomery County, MD- - Units from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue were dispatched about 4:30 a.m. this morning to the 3900 block of Decatur Avenue in Kensington for the report of a kitchen fire. Firefighters quickly arrived on the scene and located a man severely burned in the kitchen area of the home.  Medics provided advanced life support and the victim was transported to an area hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries where he later died. The victim has been identified as Thomas Dolan Geoghegan, 69 years old, of Kensington, Maryland.

Fire investigators have ruled the fire accidental and the State Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the official cause of death.  The home’s smoke alarm alerted other occupants of the home to the fire. Units from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service will be out in the community distributing information on fire safety and offering to check smoke alarms. Damage estimates to the home were $300.00.

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