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Two people died in accidental dwelling fires over the weekend -- a man in Woodlawn and a woman in Lansdowne.

6100 block Windsor Mill Rd., 21207

The victim is Clarence Alvin Foster, 66, who lived in the home where the fire occurred. 

Fire Department crews were dispatched at 3:43 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 to a dwelling fire with rescue in the 6100 block of Windsor Mill Rd. First-arriving firefighters found smoke showing. Firefighters entered the home and found heavy fire at the rear of the first floor, in the kitchen area.

Two people, the victim and a woman, were in the home; the woman escaped on her own and was transported, Priority 1, to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. 

Firefighters found Clarence Foster unconscious on the dining room floor. Medic crews transported him to Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

BCoPD fire investigators determined that this was an accidental cooking fire.

2400 block Zion Rd., 21227

The victim is Sandra Kathleen Hutchins, 73, who lived in the home where the fire occurred.

BCoFD units were dispatched at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 to the 2400 block of Zion Rd., 21227 for a dwelling fire. First-arriving crews found a single-story home, fully involved with fire. A caller reported that the occupant was still in the house.

Fire crews conducted search and rescue and located the victim, unconscious, on the first floor near the bathroom. Firefighters removed her from the home and transferred her to a medic unit, where she was pronounced dead by EMS personnel.

BCoPD fire investigators determined that this was an accidental electrical fire that began in the bedroom.


Two elderly women have died of injuries sustained in separate fires that occurred over the past week.

6600 Block of Dalton Drive

Lucy Jean Thomas, 77, of the 6600 block of Dalton Drive, 21207, died Monday at Sinai Hospital.

On November 1 at about 5 p.m., Thomas was at home in the 6600 block of Dalton Drive with two other adults when a fire began. Thomas' boyfriend escaped uninjured. Thomas and her 57-year-old son jumped from a second-story, bedroom window. The son was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries, and Thomas was transported to Sinai in critical condition.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have determined that this fire began on the kitchen stove and was related to unattended cooking.

The Pikesville Fire Station's Engine 2 was the first responder. Nineteen BCoFD units responded.

Unit Block of Francine Court

Pearline Knox Felder, 93, of the unit block of Francine Court, 21133, died today at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

On November 4 at about 3 a.m., firefighters responded to a call for a carbon monoxide alarm at the Francine Court address; first responders saw smoke coming from the home.

The victim was unconscious when firefighters rescued her from the living room. Medic crews transported her to Northwest Hospital; she was later transferred to Bayview.

This was an accidental electrical fire, BCoPD fire investigators say.

Two house fires in the Chestnut Ridge area began Wednesday afternoon within 1 1/2 miles of each other, heavily damaging the structures.

The first fire, in the unit block of Rises Court, was dispatched at 2:26 p.m. The Hereford Volunteer Fire Co. arrived first and called for a Tanker Strike Team and a second alarm. The fire was called under control at 3:30 p.m.

One civilian and one firefighter patient suffered minor injuries.

The second fire, in the 1800 block of Broadway Rd., was dispatched at 3:59 p.m. Several collapses occurred during the course of this fire. The fire was called under control at 5:15 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

Revised June 27, 2017