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1 dead, 6 injured in overnight fire

| January 31, 2019
Rams Head

UPDATE:

The deceased is identified as George Christopher Kouimanis, 37, of 415 Wellham Avenue. There is no update to the conditions of the 32-year-old female patient or the 5-year-old male patient.
Smoke Alarm Status: A single smoke alarm was located laying upside down on top of the refrigerator in the kitchen on the main level of the home. Occupants of the first floor reported to investigators that they did not hear the alarm sound.
Area of Origin: Basement
Preliminary Cause:  Determined to be accidental, remains under investigation
Additional Information: Additional interviews with victims and responders have revealed that the 32-year-old female victim was able to evacuate the home with the 5-year-old child before the arrival of firefighters. The male victim was unable to escape and was removed from the basement by firefighters.

One man is dead, two are in critical condition, and four others were injured in a Glen Burnie fire that broke out just before midnight on January 30, 2019.

According to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the 400 block of Wellham Avenue in Glen Burnie.

Upon arrival, firefighters learned there was a man trapped in the basement. The man, in his early 40s was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

A 32 year old female and a 5 year old child were also critically injured and are currently being treated.

Additionally a 31-year old male and three females; ages 44, 22, and 3, were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

All were residents of the home and the deceased and critically injured were all removed from the basement.

41 firefighters responded and the fire was placed under control within 30 minutes. A cause or damage estimate has. It been determined. However, investigators believe the origin was in the basement.

Rams Head

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