BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Fire Department confirmed that a 69-year-old woman died from injuries sustained from an early morning fire Sunday.
Fire officials say the incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. in the 4400 block of Clydesdale Avenue.
When crews arrived to the the scene, they witnessed smoke coming from the home.
Firefighters then found the elderly woman on the second floor not breathing.
“Upon arrival, units came upon a two-story dwelling with smoke showing from the second floor. Firefighters entered the building and did a primary search, found a victim on the second floor,” says Chief Roman Clark with Baltimore City Fire.
“The victim was unresponsive. We removed the victim from the dwelling – en route to the hospital the paramedics were able to get back a pulse and bring the victim back. However, later this morning around 6 a.m., the victim did succumb from the injuries from the fire,” says Chief Clark.
Officials say the woman suffered burns to her face and upper chest area.
According to Chief Clark, it was not apparent if the woman was asleep at the time of the fire.
“We don’t know that it’s probably going to be part of the investigation, as well as we do not know if anyone else was in the house with the victim. We’re also looking into whether they had working smoke alarms,” says Clark.
The exact cause of death is to be determined by medical examiner.
The fire is under investigation and officials are working to determine if there was a working smoke alarm in the building.