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Firefighter Dies in Flashover Fire

A Parkville, MD volunteer firefighter died earlier this month in a four-alarm Parkville apartment fire after rescuing a woman and searching for more possible survivors on the second and third floors when a flashover occurred, reports say.

The firefighter, Mark Falkenhan, 43, of the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company, died at a local hospital, reports say, while his partner managed to escape by throwing himself from a window, say reports. Two other people were also injured in the blaze.

A flashover is defined as a powerful ignition of combustible materials that occurs suddenly, almost explosive in its intensity. Falkenhan, who was the only death in the fire that reportedly started as a kitchen fire in the basement, worked at the U.S. Secret Service, say reports.

If you have been involved in a fire or a work-related accident, the offices of Attorney Jimmy Doan can help. With lengthy experience in  personal injury, The Doan Law Firm P.C., can provide answers for some of the toughest questions of personal injury and death. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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