NORTH EAST, Md. (WJZ) — A Cecil County woman and her dog were killed in a fire near North East Saturday afternoon, the state fire marshal’s office said.
The fire broke out around 2 p.m. at a home in the 800 block of Old East Philadelphia Road. The fire marshal’s office said firefighters found the front of the home engulfed in flames.READ MORE: Over $2M In Grants Approved To Expand Ellicott City Flood Protection
As they put out the flames, firefighters found the body of 71-year-old Anita June Rowland in the living room.
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It took 35 firefighters roughly 20 minutes to put out the flames. The fire reportedly caused around $100,000 in damage and completely destroyed the home.
The fire marshal’s office said there was no evidence the home had working smoke alarms.MORE NEWS: Brian Frosh Won't Seek Reelection As Maryland's Attorney General
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the official cause of Rowland’s death.