- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

HALFWAY, Md. (AP) - A western Maryland man is in critical condition after a house fire that may have been caused by a wood-burning stove.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says firefighters found 64-year-old Donald Evans unconscious in his burning home in Halfway in Washington County around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Evans had second- and third-degree burns to his upper torso and was suffering from smoke inhalation. He was taken to a Baltimore hospital in critical condition.

Investigators say the fire began in the living room of the home, where there was a woodstove in operation. Investigators haven’t confirmed the cause of the fire.

Firefighters responded to the home after a neighbor saw the fire and called 911.

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