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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.

An 83-year-old woman was found dead in her Catonsville home early this morning when firefighters and police officers responded to a small kitchen fire.

The victim is Theresa Catherine Skurkey, of the 6100 block of Regent Park Rd., 21228.

Baltimore County Fire crews responded at 1:31 a.m. to the Regent Park Road address for a report of a smell of smoke related to a dwelling fire. Crews from Engine 4 (Catonsville) found the victim in the kitchen; she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

An investigation by BCoPD is ongoing, but foul play is not suspected.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017