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Updated: Stevensville Couple Passes Away After Fire

Posted: 08/15/2017 09:22:00 -04:00 Updated:
Monday morning's fire scene in Stevensville, Md. (Photo credit: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office) Monday morning's fire scene in Stevensville, Md. (Photo credit: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office)


STEVENSVILLE, Md.- A 77-year-old man and his 76-year-old wife have died following an early Monday morning house fire in Stevensville, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. 

The fire was reported shortly after midnight at 808 Old Love Point Road. 

First arriving firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions near the rear of the one story single family home and were able to gain entry through the front door to remove both occupants out of the house to awaiting EMS units. 

It took nearly 40 firefighters from the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and other surrounding fire departments one hour to get the blaze under control.

The male victim was transported by Maryland State Police aviation to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and his wife was initially transported by ambulance to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.  She was later transferred to the Bayview Medical Center with her husband where they were listed in critical condition. Both succumbed to their injuries late Monday night, investigators said. Their remains have been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsies to determine an exact cause of their deaths.

The fire caused approximately $200,000 in damages to the home and another $40,000 in damages to its contents, authorities said. 

Investigators said a hard wired smoke alarm with a 9 volt battery backup was found in the home but cannot be determined at this time if it properly operated.  The origin of the fire was determined to be in an attached rear screened-in porch, however the cause of the fire remains under investigation.




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