Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

January 03, 2004|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Man, 69, dies in fire at house in Northwest

A 69-year-old man died early yesterday in a fire that severely damaged a two-story brick house at 5500 Minnoka Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.

Robert Lee, one of five people living in the house, was found dead in a rear bedroom on the second floor, fire officials said.

A porch fire was reported to the Fire Department at 3:52 a.m. The house had no working smoke detector, fire officials said.

In Anne Arundel

Florida woman injured in Pasadena house fire

PASADENA - A Florida woman visiting her mother in Pasadena was rescued yesterday from a fire that spread through much of the two-story home in the 7600 block of Briar Lane, Anne Arundel County fire officials said.

Firefighters found Laura Lee Murphy, 51, on the floor below an open window in an upstairs bedroom. A neighbor, Barbara Dodd, had called 911 about 9:30 a.m., when she heard Murphy banging on that window.

Murphy was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was being treated for smoke inhalation.

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