Weekend fire claims life of East Baltimore man

Weekend fire claims life of East Baltimore man

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore City fire officials announce the death of a man, burned in an East Baltimore fire over the weekend.

Just before 12:30 a.m., Sunday, Baltimore City firefighters were dispatched to the 400 block of E. 21st Street for the report of a fire.

On scene, fire crews reported heavy fire and smoke showing from the first and second floor of a vacant three-story rowhome. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly. They found a 56-year-old man outside of the home suffering from multiple burns to his body.

The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment. On Wednesday, November 15, at 2:22 p.m. he died at the hospital due to smoke inhalation and burns to 46 percent of his body.

The 56-year-old man was identified as Danny Yarborough.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

So far this year there have been 24 fire fatalities in Baltimore City.