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An 83-year-old woman was found dead in her Catonsville home early this morning when firefighters and police officers responded to a small kitchen fire.

The victim is Theresa Catherine Skurkey, of the 6100 block of Regent Park Rd., 21228.

Baltimore County Fire crews responded at 1:31 a.m. to the Regent Park Road address for a report of a smell of smoke related to a dwelling fire. Crews from Engine 4 (Catonsville) found the victim in the kitchen; she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

An investigation by BCoPD is ongoing, but foul play is not suspected.

Photo of fire at apartments on Glen Michael Lane in Randallstown.Baltimore County Fire crews were dispatched to 8511 Glen Michael Lane in Randallstown at 9:51 p.m. last night. Upon arrival, crews found heavy fire coming from a third floor apartment. They immediately requested a working fire assignment and second alarm. 

The fire quickly spread to the common attic area of the building and traveled across to a second, adjoining building. Although crews were able to stop the fire relatively quickly, there was significant damage to both buildings. As a result, 23 units (all in both buildings) were deemed uninhabitable at the time. It is estimated that 50-70 residents were displaced. Baltimore County Fire and Police crews worked with the leasing office and the American Red Cross to find alternative living arrangements for these residents. 

The incident was placed under control at 11:01 p.m. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department's Fire Investigation Unit.

Two children were seriously injured this afternoon in an apartment fire in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in the Lansdowne area (21227).

The children's ages are believed to be six and 10. One was transported to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the other to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Both were transported by Baltimore County Fire Department medical personnel as Priority 1 patients.

Fire crews were dispatched at 1:26 p.m.; commanders called a second alarm at 1:32 p.m. Engine crews quickly located the two children inside the home, and personnel from Truck 5 (Halethorpe) rescued them.

About 12 families were displaced by this fire. The Red Cross was notified to assist.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

About 40 pieces of fire equipment responded to this call.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016