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Date: Jul 15, 2019

Fire Chief Joanne R. Rund has announced that four members have been promoted to the position of Paramedic, effective July 20.

The newly promoted members are:

  • Shelley Douglass
  • NaKeesha King
  • Jameela Liningham
  • Xavier Warner

A 74-year-old woman died Sunday of injuries sustained in a dwelling fire in Essex.

Lillian Anita Webb was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Baltimore County Fire Department paramedic.

Fire crews were dispatched at 12:24 p.m. to the 1000 block of Foxridge Lane, 21221, after an anonymous caller reported a dwelling fire. A Baltimore County police officer arrived first and saw flames at the rear of the home and smoke coming from the front door.

First-arriving fire crews also encountered flames inside the rear kitchen front door and heavy smoke at the front and rear windows. Fire personnel found the victim on the floor in the kitchen area, about five feet from the rear door, and immediately carried her outside for treatment by EMS personnel.

One firefighter suffered dehydration while fighting the fire and was treated by EMS personnel at the scene.

A cat, located in an adjacent structure, was transported with smoke inhalation by BCoFD to a local animal hospital.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators confirmed that this accidential fire began in the kitchen, at a stovetop burner.

Traffic Advisory for Funeral Services of Baltimore City Fire Department Battalion Chief Lawrence H. Goldberg

Please be advised in observance of the service for Battalion Chief Goldberg on July 16, 2019, the following road closures are expected:

-Starting at 7:30 a.m., Reisterstown Road between Sudbrook Lane and Church Lane will be closed for several hours.

-Also starting at 7:30 a.m., lane closures will occur on Reisterstown Road between Mt. Wilson Lane and Avalon Way.

The funeral procession route will be announced once it has been finalized.

The Baltimore County Police Department thanks everyone in advance for your patience and our condolences to Battalion Chief Goldberg’s family and his colleagues in the Baltimore City and County Fire Departments.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017