Woman pulled from burning home in Medfield dies

Woman pulled from burning home in Medfield dies; photo courtesy of Baltimore Fire Department

BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) -- A 69-year-old woman died hours after being pulled from her burning home in Medfield.

The Baltimore Fire Department was called to the house in the 4400 block of Clydesdale Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

When firefighters arrived smoke and flames were billowing from the second floor of the home. Firefighters found the woman unconscious in an upstairs bedroom.

“The victim had several facial burns, as well as burns on the upper part of the chest,” said Chief Roman Clark, with the Baltimore Fire Department.

Chief Clark said medics were able to resuscitate the woman in the ambulance. However, she died hours later in the hospital.

“It’s very shocking,” said April King, who lives nearby. “My heart goes out to her friends and family.”

The victim’s family also lives in the neighborhood.

The woman’s son-in-law told Fox 45 his dog began barking early this morning and when he got up saw his mother-in-law’s house on fire. He called 911. The family didn’t want to comment further and asked for privacy.

Investigators are still working to determine where the fire started and how, as well as how exactly the woman died.

“Right now we have to wait and see what the medical examiner says in terms of a cause of death,” said Chief Clark.

Officials have not yet released the victim’s name.

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