BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A 92-year-old woman on Dundalk was killed and a 72-year-old woman critically injured in two separate electrical fires in the same neighborhood over the weekend, according to authorities.
Baltimore County firefighters found the 92-year-old woman while they were battling a house fire in the 7000 block of Dunhill Road around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, county officials said.
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A neighbor called 911 to report that the house was on fire and that someone might be trapped.
Firefighters found the elderly woman in her living room. Fire investigators later determined that a damaged electrical wire started the fire.
That evening, a 72-year-old woman was injured in a two-ring fire at an apartment block in the 6900 block of Mornington Road.
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Firefighters were dispatched to put out the fire at around 11:38 a.m. They called for help because many people needed to be rescued.
During the rescue, firefighters found the injured woman inside a bathroom.
Eight others were treated for minor injuries that night – four of them were taken to a local hospital, according to authorities.
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The fire was caused by “electrical failure of a series of connected extension cords,” county officials said.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/02/28/one-dundalk-woman-killed-and-another-injured-by-electrical-fires/ One Dundalk Woman Killed and Another Injured in Electrical Fire – CBS Baltimore