RANDALLSTOWN, Md. — A woman died in a two alarm fire at a Randallstown home, Tuesday afternoon.
Officials say flames broke out in the unit block of Chinook Court, leaving the home heavily damaged.
Neighbors say a woman, now identified as 53-year-old Cynthia Johnson, rushed back into the home to save her two dogs. Aaron Durrell tried to help, "I go to the door, try to get in, there was so much smoke and fire I couldn’t get in but I could hear her. She was saying help me help me, somebody help me and then I heard her moving around and then I heard her say it again."
Daniel Reez also tried to help, but just could not get close enough, "The fire was too hot. We heard someone inside hollering for help unfortunately we heard her fall. We couldn’t get to her because of the flames."
The fire broke out just before 1pm Tuesday. WMAR-2 News was told a husband and wife live in the home, with their pets.
Johnson died at the hospital and two other people refused treatment, including Jose Ramos, "The house was basically falling apart when we tried to go in there."
There is no word yet on what caused the fire.
UPDATE 2-Alarm fire #Randallstown | Crews remain on scene of a heavily damaged townhome fire | CMD reports one person has suffered life-threatening injuries | PIO on scene Winands & Cayuga Rd ^TF pic.twitter.com/gwmzybA5U8— Baltimore County Fire Department (@BaltCoFire) April 27, 2021
Editor's Note: This article has been corrected. Initially we reported the victim had died in the fire. Officials however, have yet to confirm that.