BALTIMORE (AP) — An elderly man has died trying to escape a rowhouse fire in Baltimore.

Firefighters responded to the blaze around 2:40 a.m. Saturday. They found heavy smoke and flames coming from the first and second floors of the home.

Police identified the victim as Reginald Russell, 68. Fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright tells The Baltimore Sun the man’s body was found just inside the entryway to the house. He had suffered from smoke inhalation and burns.

Cartwright says one firefighter fell through the floor of the house into the basement during the fire. He was found unharmed and was quickly rescued by fellow firefighters.

Fire and police investigators are trying to trying to determine what caused the fire. Foul play is not suspected.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE