Anne Arundel Fire: Accidental blaze in kitchen killed Mary Lanthrip

Kitchen fire takes the life of an 84-year-old woman in Maryland City. Photo courtesy of WMAR

Anne Arundel Fire: Accidental blaze in kitchen killed Mary Lanthrip

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MARYLAND CITY, MD. Anne Arundel Fire Department spokesman Russ Davis reports that one person has died following a dwelling fire in Maryland City on April 24, 2018.

Just before 8:30 p.m. firefighters responded to a report of a home on fire in the 3300 block of Sudlersville South. A neighbor phoned 9-1-1 reporting a possible kitchen fire in the home and that they believed the occupant was still inside. First arriving firefighters reported smoke evident from the one-story, rancher style dwelling.

Firefighters immediately made entry and located and removed an unconscious 84-year-old female from a bedroom in the home. She was treated by paramedics and transported to Laurel Regional Hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. She later died at Laurel Regional as a result of those injuries. She is identified as Mary Lanthrip, 84, and was a resident of the home.

Firefighters extinguished a small fire in the kitchen in less than 10 minutes. Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit determined that the cause of the fire was accidental and originated in the kitchen area. Smoke alarms were present in the home and activated. There were no other injuries, and no damage estimate is available.

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