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A 98-year-old woman died in last night's house fire in Cockeysville.

The victim has been identified by Baltimore County Police as Wanda Mary Shattuck of the 800 block of West Padonia Rd., 21030, where the fire occurred.

Fire units were dispatched at 11:35 p.m. for a dwelling fire that was fully involved when the first engine (Engine 503, Chestnut Ridge VFC) arrived. Neighbors reported that an elderly woman was inside the home. 

Fire crews entered the house, a single-story rancher, and located the victim. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

This was an aggressive fire exacerbated by high winds. At 11:52 p.m., Fire commanders evacuated all fire personnel from the structure due to unsafe and deteriorating conditions. From that point, fire crews used defensive operations to fight the fire. The fire, which destroyed the home, was knocked down at 12:46 a.m.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators continue to investigate the cause of this fire.

This one-alarm fire required additional apparatus, including a tanker strike team to provide additional water. About 30 pieces of equipment responded. 

Acting Fire Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz has announced the promotions of several personnel to the rank of Fire Lieutenant.

The following will be promoted, effective January 19, 2019:

  • FADO Christopher J. Davis Sr.

  • Fire Specialist Richard Dunham

  • FADO Leslie O’Neal

  • FADO Edward Rachinskas

  • FADO Howard Simons

Congratulations to all on this accomplishment!

An 88-year-old man critically injured in a December 7, 2018 one-alarm dwelling fire in Rosedale has died.

George Antonas, of the 1500 block of National Rd., 21237, died on December 27, 2018 at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Firefighters responded to a home in the 1500 block of National Rd., on December 7 at 3:30 p.m., after a mailman saw fire at the front of the home. Crews put out the fire and confined it mainly to a single room. They found the victim in a bedroom and transported him, Priority 1, to Bayview.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled this fire accidental.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017