3 injured, 2 in critical condition after fire pit explosion in Germantown

GERMANTOWN -- Two people are in critical condition after an explosion in Germantown.

Police and fire were called out to a McDonald's just before 1:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24th, for reports of a burn patient.

While responding, the Communications Center advised that the patient was burned at a different location as a result of gasoline being tossed onto an open fire pit causing an explosion.


Upon arriving, Germantown Fire Department found two victims: a 25-year-old woman and another woman whose age has not been released. The 25-year-old was suffering from second and third degree burns on 40% of her body.  She was transported to St. Mary's Burn Center by Flight for Life. The second woman on scene also suffered from critical burns on 40% of her body and was transported to St. Mary's Burn Center by ambulance.

Germantown Fire Department dispatched units to a home on Kings Way, where the victim's injuries had originated. There a third victim was found with minor burns on his chest and hand. He was taken to the burn center by his wife.  The fire had since been extinguished, with the side and patio of the home suffering some damage.

Germantown Police are now investigating.