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Civilian DOD firefighter killed fighting Southern Maryland house fire

Firefighter from Patuxent Naval Air Station became trapped in fire in St. Mary's County

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A firefighter was killed while battling smoke and flames at a two-alarm house fire in St. Mary’s County Tuesday.

The fire was reported around 4 a.m. at a home on Deer Wood Park Drive in Leonardtown.

Officials say the firefighter became trapped in the home after a collapse. The firefighter was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Captain Derrick Kingsley, Commander of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, called the fallen firefighter a “true hero” and said he rushed into the home without hesitation. He said one other firefighter was injured.

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