Man burned in Winchester Aloft hotel blaze Monday

A man suffered burns covering 30 percent of his upper body during a fire Monday at the Aloft Winchester hotel at 1055 Millwood Pike.

The Frederick County Fire and Rescue Department said in a written statement that the fire was limited to the bathroom area of a single hotel room. No fire personnel were injured.

Authorities continue to investigate the incident.

The burn victim was taken to Winchester Medical Center. Authorities released no information on his identity or condition Tuesday.

“He was burned pretty bad,” Capt. Donnie Lang of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said of the victim Tuesday.

The Frederick County Fire and Rescue Department said the fire was extinguished by the time firefighters arrived.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 2:18 p.m. and found that the burn victim had managed to escape to the front lobby. Firefighters also reported smoke in the hallway and on the second floor.

Hotel guests and staff evacuated the building before the fire department’s arrival. Fire crews spent about an hour ventilating smoke from the building.

Fire and rescue units responding to the scene included Millwood Station, the Frederick County Battalion 10 duty officer, the Frederick County Fire Marshall’s office and Winchester Fire and Rescue Company 5.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or

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