Man Suffers Serious Burns in House Fire

The victim received 1st and 2nd degree burns.

Sykesville, Maryland (DG) – A man suffered serious burns in a house fire early Wednesday morning in Carroll County.

Fire fighters were sent to 7415 Spout Hill Rd. in Sykesville at 12:15 AM for a two-story home on fire.

One of the occupants, Daniel Leidig, 27, received 1st and 2nd degree burns to both of his arms and right foot. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Burn Center.

Authorities say 60 fire fighters battled the flames for 90 minutes. Damage is estimated at $225,000.

The Red Cross is assisting the family. The fire started in the attic and the cause remains under investigation.

-Dianah Gibson