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4 hurt in washing machine fire pit explosion

4 hurt in washing machine fire pit explosion
Posted at 6:08 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 15:19:33-04

BALTIMORE, MD (WJZ/CNN) - Four people, including a 2-year-old child, were injured when the washing machine drum they were using as a homemade fire pit exploded. 

Two of the victims are in critical condition after the incident on Sunday night. A hazmat team responded to the scene. 

Baltimore County said that a 65-year-old man and his 38-year-old son suffered serious injuries. The county said family members were sitting around the fire which was inside a washing machine drum. The drum, which contained wood, exploded.

Investigators said an accelerant caused the blast.  A woman, 33, and the child have non life-threatening injuries, the county added. 

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