Second Person Dies After Fire In Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Officials say a second person has died after a fire in a duplex in Salisbury.

Fire officials responded to the blaze on Patrick Avenue on Friday. On Sunday, a spokeswoman at Peninsula Regional Medical Center confirmed the death of Mary Holdbrook, who had been found unconscious Friday in the smoke-filled house. A family member told the Daily Times of Salisbury that Holdbrook, 41, had been kept alive to allow her organs to be donated.

Holdbrook’s husband, 66-year-old William Holdbrook Jr., also died in the fire.

Authorities previously said the fire began in the main bedroom and did $80,000 in damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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