CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Fire officials in Prince George’s County say an elderly woman has died after being rescued from a burning home in Seat Pleasant.

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department said in a statement that firefighters and medics were alerted to the blaze around 3:15 a.m. Friday. When they arrived in the 6800 block of Wilburn Drive, they found heavy fire consuming the top level of a two-story home.

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Firefighters found 80-year-old Elaine James unconscious and removed her. Medics provided life-support measures but she was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The statement says James’ son was able to escape. He was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

Two firefighters sustained burn injuries. The department says they have been treated and released.

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Investigators determined the fire was accidental and originated from the kitchen.

No working smoke alarms were found in the house.


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