Fire Performer Has Died After Significant Burns

          Photo courtesy of Pete Piringer

The fire performer who was in critical condition after being burned in a shed fire has died, according to Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) spokesperson Rebecca Innocenti. The woman’s identity has not been released.

On Feb. 11 Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) responded to a Kensington fire on Summit Avenue and Glenrose Street. The adult woman who passed away was in critical condition with significant burns, and an adult man had non-life threatening injuries on his arms and hands.

On Feb. 12. MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted that it’s probable the woman was using kerosene to douse her baton, when it ignited and caught her clothing on fire.




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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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