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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.


In the early morning hours of June 29, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to The Spot Hookah Lounge in the 1800-block of Woodlawn Drive, 21207 for a shooting. Officers arrived and located a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body. Police learned that an argument inside the business escalated when a suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

The victim, a 41-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. Baltimore County Police, Violent Crimes Unit is actively investigating the shooting at this time. If anyone has information, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.


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Just before 12:30 a.m. on June 26, 2019, Baltimore County Police received a call from the 2100-block of Northland Road, 21207 for a shooting. Police arrived and found the victim, a 32 year old man, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body, in front of this location. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and is expected to survive his injuries. Violent Crimes Unit detectives are actively investigating the shooting and attempting to determine the motive of this incident.  Please call 410-307-2020 with any information.

Revised June 27, 2017