Man dies in West Baltimore fire

two people rescued from home

  • A man died in a fire early Friday at this house in West Baltimore, according to authorities.
A man died in a fire early Friday at this house in West Baltimore,… (Jeffrey F. Bill, Baltimore…)
April 29, 2011|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A 57-year-old man died in a fire early Friday at a house in West Baltimore, according to authorities.

Firefighters responded about 12:30 a.m. to the 2000 block of W. Lexington St. and found heavy fire coming from the rear of the home, according to Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.

The man, identified as Jerome Bruno, was found unresponsive in a second-floor, rear room, suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An elderly woman was rescued from the home, along with an adult man who complained of chest pains. Both were evaluated at the scene, Cartwright said.

The fire was brought under control within 25 minutes, according to Cartwright.

liz.kay@baltsun.com

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