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A man was seriously injured this afternoon inHouse explosion with fire, 4200 block Twin Circle Way, Lansdowne a house explosion and fire in Lansdowne.

The patient, reportedly 29 years old, was transported by ground to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center. He originally was classified a Priority 1 patient, but later was downgraded to Priority 2.

BCoFD crews were dispatched at 12:02 p.m. to a townhouse explosion with fire in the 4200 block of Twin Circle Way, 21227. Callers to 911 reported an odor of gas at the location and the sound of an explosion.

First-arriving crews reported heavy fire with the back wall in danger of collapse and, at 12:10 p.m, requested a working fire assignment. Crews knocked the fire at 12:22 p.m. The home suffered heavy damage. Three other units suffered less severe damage.

The patient reportedly was working at the home when the incident occurred. A family of four was at home at the time and self-evacuated.

An investigation will be conducted by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

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.

A 68-year-old man has died of injuries suffered as a result of a kitchen fire in a Lansdowne apartment building.

The victim is William Melvin Riggins, of the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle, 21227. He died May 11, one day after a small, accidental grease fire.

The fire was dispatched at 7:41 p.m. on May 10. 

The victim was transported to St. Agnes Hospital with minor smoke inhalation.  He was transferred to a local hospice facility for treatment of complications from the smoke inhalation and a preexisting illness and died at that facility.

This victim is the fifth fire fatality in Baltimore County so far this year.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017