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Man burns self by setting fire inside Clarksville home, leaving family displaced

Clarksville Mill Creek Ct House Fire
Posted at 9:37 AM, Jun 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-06 15:38:32-04

CLARKSVILLE, Md. — A man is in critical condition after intentionally setting a fire at his Clarksville home Monday morning.

Calls came in around 6:50am reporting flames coming from a home the 13800 block of Mill Creek Court.

Fire crews evacuated three other residents and two dogs from the burning home.

Overall it took about an hour for firefighters from Howard and Montgomery Counties to get control of the blaze.

The Red Cross is assisting the rest of the family.

Howard County Fire officials say the man started the fire in an attempt to harm himself. He's now hospitalized with severe burn injuries.