Woman, 92, dies in fire in Northwest Baltimore

January 26, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 92-year-old woman died last night in a fire in her Northwest Baltimore home, despite the efforts of a daughter to rescue her.

It was the city's first fire death this year, said Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, a Fire Department spokesman.

Torres said the victim was pronounced dead in her second-floor rear bedroom in the two-story rowhouse in the 4600 block of Park Heights Ave. in Pimlico.

Torres said the victim's daughter was on the first floor when the fire broke out and tried to rescue her mother but was driven back by flames. He said the daughter suffered burns on her hands but refused medical treatment.

The name of the victim was withheld, pending notification of other family members, Torres said.

He said the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 6: 50 p.m. and extinguished in less than 30 minutes, apparently began in the victim's room.

The cause was being investigated, Torres said. He said an autopsy was set for today.

Pub Date: 1/26/99

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