FREDERICK COUNTY, MD. (THECOUNT) — Capt. Joshua Laird, of Engine 251, has been identified as the victim killed Wednesday while fighting a fire in Frederick County, Maryland.

Laird passed away at a Washington, DC area hospital after suffering injuries fighting a house fire in Ijamsville Wednesday afternoon.

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According to Frederick County fire officials, Laird was injured while working a house fire in the 9500 block of Ball Road in Ijamsville Wednesday afternoon.

According to reports, Laird fell through the floor into the basement. Laird issued a ‘mayday,’ and a rescue operation was requested.

Laird was a 21-year veteran of the department.

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Geo quick facts: Frederick County is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 240,336. The county seat is Frederick. Frederick County is included in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

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