A 73-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in a Monday afternoon apartment fire in Cockeysville.

Theodis Pinchback lived at the apartment in the unit block of Athenry Court, 21093, where the two-alarm fire occurred just after 2 p.m. He was in critical condition when Baltimore County Fire Department EMS crews transported him to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, where he died a few hours later.

First-arriving fire crews from the Texas Fire Station were dispatched at 2:12 p.m. and found smoke showing and fire in the victim's second-floor apartment.

Firefighters forced entry into the apartment and found the victim in a bedroom.  They evacuated him from the building immediately, and EMS crews provided cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and other treatment before transporting him to the hospital.

The victim's wife, 77, returned home shortly after the fire and was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening medical issues.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators believe the fire was accidental and began in the kitchen.

Some 17 fire units responded to this fire.