Two killed in house fire in Edgemere

February 06, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man and a woman died in a house fire in Edgemere yesterday afternoon, Baltimore County fire officials said.

Police did not release the names of the two victims who were found on the first floor of the waterfront home in the 7400 block of Bay Front Road.

When firefighters arrived about 2 p.m., the house was engulfed in flames, said Fire Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost. Smoke was visible from more than a half-mile away, she said.

The woman was dead when firefighters entered the house, but paramedics detected that the man had a weak pulse. Efforts to resuscitate him failed, and he died at the scene, Armacost said.

Charles T. Wells Jr., who saw the fire from his home across the street, said the house was flooded during Tropical Storm Isabel a few months ago.

"It was kind of bad - flames were shooting up and all," he said of yesterday's blaze. "It was a real tragic thing."

The fire is under investigation, Armacost, said.

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