Elderly Woman Killed, Multiple Firefighters Injured During Massive Home Blaze in Pasadena
An elderly woman and two Anne Arundel County first responders were injured during a massive home fire in Pasadena.
On Monday, May 14 at 11:36 am., firefighters arrived to a home in the 1500 block of Fairview Beach Road in Pasadena. The male occupant, 83, of the home had returned from an outing and found the house on fire. He apparently made several attempts to go inside and remove the female occupant, 78, but the smoke and flames were too intense.
The female occupant of the home was not able to escape the fire and was declared deceased at the scene. Two firefighters who attempted a rescue of the victim were transported to Johns Hopkins Burn Center at Bayview Medical Center with minor burns to their hands and ears. Both firefighters were released later in the day.
A Working Fire Dispatch and a Tanker Task Force were requested by Command bringing a total of 38 firefighters to the scene. The fire was brought under control in 25 minutes. The cause of the fire, which resulted in an estimated loss of $500,000, is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit, assisted by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The identity of the victim will be released after official identification by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The scene was turned over to the occupant's family at 6pm.
This is the first fatal fire for the year in Anne Arundel County, officials say.