Nathan Flynn, Firefighter

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At approximately 0200hrs, Firefighter Nathan Flynn responded with Howard County Fire and Rescue crews to a large residential fire that began after a reported possible lightning strike. When crews arrived, heavy smoke was visible and firefighters began an interior attack on the home. While inside, Flynn fell through the floor and a Mayday was called. Flynn was quickly removed by the RIT team and taken to Howard County General Hospital where he passed away as a result of his injuries.

Incident Location: 7000 Block of Woodscape Road, Clarksville, MD (U.S. National Grid: U.S. National Grid: 18S UJ 34363 39282 (DD: 39.187, -76.918))

Department information

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046

Chief: Fire Chief John S. Butler

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 34
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 23, 2018 02:00
Date of death: July 23, 2018
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Fire
Fixed property use: Residential