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Woman dies after suffering critical injuries in senior living complex fire

Posted at 4:09 PM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-27 16:09:26-04

EDGEMERE, Md. — A woman who suffered critical injuries in a fire at a senior living apartment in Edgemere earlier this month has died.

According to officials, 64-year-old Darnell Louise Hall was a resident at St. Luke's Place on Lodge Farm Road where the fire occurred.

Investigators believe the fire was set accidentally by a woman who was smoking in her home while using oxygen.

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"A fire ignited and trailed along the oxygen tubing, burning the patient and igniting the couch where she was sitting," the Baltimore County Fire Department said in a press release. "Medical oxygen is enriched, leading to a greatly increased fire hazard because oxygen makes fires burn hotter and spread faster. Smoking should not occur in homes with patients on medical oxygen."