2 Separate Baltimore County House Fires Leave 2 Elderly Women Dead

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two elderly Baltimore County women have died in two separate house fires over the past week, police say.

On November 1 at about 5 p.m., a fire on Dalton Drive in Dundalk claimed the life of 77-year-old Lucy Jean Thomas.

Officials have determined that the fire began on the kitchen stove.

Thomas’ boyfriend escaped uninjured. Her son, who jumped from a second-story bedroom window, was transported to Shock Trauma with serious injuries.

Thomas was transported to Sinai for serious injuries, and died there Monday.

Another fire in Baltimore County on November 4 at about 3 a.m. claimed the life of 93-year-old Pearline Felder, police say. Firefighters first responded to a call for carbon monoxide at Francine Court, but when they arrived they saw smoke coming from the home.

Felder was in the house unconscious when firefighters found her in the living room. She was transported to Northwest Hospital and then Bayview. She died three days later at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical center.

Police say it was an accidental electrical fire.

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