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A 56-year-old man died yesterday in a fire that destroyed his camper.

The victim is James Benidict Smith. His camper was parked in the 1300 block of Seling Ave., 21237, when the fire occurred.

BCoFD crews responded to the Seling Avenue address at 8:47 a.m. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and found the victim, deceased, in the rear of the camper. 

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled this an accidental fire that began on top of the camper's built-in range. 

A man critically injured yesterday in a Windsor Mill dwelling fire has died.

The victim is Ronald Eugene Wallace, 71, of the 2800 block of Ridge Rd., 21244; this is the address of the fire.

Fire units were dispatched just after 2 p.m. to the single-family residence and found heavy smoke showing. Because the house is located in an area without hydrants, tankers were dispatched to supply additional water to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters found the victim just inside the front door on the main level of the home. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

A large portion of the first floor collapsed into the basement, necessitating the evacuation of fire personnel and hindering attempts by Baltimore County fire investigators to examine the scene. The fire remains under investigation. 

Just before 5:30 p.m. on January 19, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to Oakleigh Road at Putty Hill Avenue, 21234 for a crash. Police were able to determine that a 2006 Scion Xa was traveling south on Oakleigh Road, near Putty Hill Avenue, when the car struck the rear of a parked van. The struck van was forced into the rear of a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu.

The Scion continued into the northbound lane of Oakleigh Road and struck the front of a 2010 Ford Fusion that was traveling north on Oakleigh Road.

The driver of the Scion was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was identified as Curtis Terrell Cooper, 39, of the 8600-block of Oakleigh Road, 21234. The driver and passenger inside the Ford Focus were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Baltimore County Police Crash Team officers are continuing their investigation at this time.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017