Pasadena man dies after being rescued from fire

November 26, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A Pasadena man whom firefighters rescued from a burning apartment last week died Sunday at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center burn unit.

Larry F. Custer, 59, of the 8200 block of Fort Smallwood Road was hospitalized for burns and smoke inhalation early Friday.

He would be the sixth fire fatality in Anne Arundel County this year, pending an autopsy, said John Scholz, EMS/Fire/Rescue spokesman.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the single-alarm fire that began in a sofa at Custer's apartment.

Firefighters were called to the second-floor apartment about 12: 30 a.m. and found smoke filling the hallway. They broke down the door and fought the flames before reaching Custer, who was trapped on the other side of the room, fire officials said.

Damage from the fire was estimated at $25,000, Scholz said.

Pub Date: 11/26/97

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