Truro Police Statement on Man Burned in Fireplace Accident

85 year old man was medflighted to Boston...
An elderly Truro resident is placed on a MedFlight after he suffered burns in a fireplace accident. (Orleans Fire Rescue photo)

Statement issued by the Truro Police Department:

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, members of the Truro Police Department, Truro Fire Department, and Lower Cape Ambulance were dispatched to 21 South Pamet Rd. for reports of an 85-year-old male suffering burns to his lower body.

Upon arrival, it was determined that the male received significant burns to both his legs and hands while attending to a fire in his fireplace.  Lower Cape Ambulance transported to male victim to Orleans where he was transferred to MedFlight and airlifted to a Boston area hospital. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on