BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An elderly woman who was pulled from a house fire in Severn on Monday has died, authorities said on Thursday.
Joann Marie Smith, 75, died of her injuries Wednesday night and became the third person to die as a result of a house fire in Anne Arundel County in 2022, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
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Firefighters were called to the Portsmouth Drive home around 6:17 p.m. Monday after a neighbor reported smoke coming from the house, the fire department said. She went into cardiac arrest and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
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This fire, which took approximately 15 minutes to bring under control, was ruled accidental. Damage to the house was estimated at €60,000.
Smith’s death is the third fire-related death recorded in the county this year and joins 68-year-old Darlene Feeheley and 62-year-old Christopher Blaine Isaksen, according to details released by the fire department.
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Feeheley died on March 18 in a fire that broke out at her home on Greenwood Avenue in Glen Burnie. Isaksen died in a fire on March 9 at his home on Quarterfield Road in Severn, which had no working smoke detectors.
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