Update (January 11, 2016):
Phillips Fitzgerald Lee III, 85, of the 300 block of Western Run Rd., died on January 8, 2016 of injuries sustained in this fire.
The cause of this fire remains undetermined and under investigation.
Original release (January 4, 2016 9 a.m.):
A fire in Hunt Valley early this morning has injured two elderly people, one of them critically.
At 12:23 a.m., Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to a home in the 300 block of Western Run Road 21030 for a fire. When police arrived on the scene, they found the entire house on fire.
A second alarm was called by the Fire Department at 12:51 a.m.
A Maryland State Police Medivac Helicopter transported an 85-year-old man to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center for treatment of serious, life-threatening burns. He is in critical condition. An 80-year-old woman was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center by land for treatment of smoke inhalation. Her current condition is unknown.
The fire was brought under control at 2:06 a.m. Approximately 45 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were assigned to this incident.
The fire is under investigation by Baltimore County Police Fire Investigators. The cause of the fire remains unknown. Investigators believe it started in the living room.