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Pasadena fire claims woman's life, two firefighters burned trying to rescue her

The death is the first fire related in 2020
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Posted at 1:21 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 11:19:47-04

PASADENA, Md. — A woman died after she was unable to escape a house fire in Pasadena.

Two Anne Arundel County firefighters suffered minor burns to the hands and ears while trying unsuccessfully to rescue her.

It happened around 11:36 a.m. Thursday, at a home along the water in the 1500 block of Fairview Beach Road.

Fire officials say crews arrived on scene within four minutes. They spoke to a resident, who said he'd just gotten back to find his house on fire. The man told firefighters he tried to go inside to rescue the woman, but the smoke and flames were too intense.

In all 38 firefighters responded, taking about 25 minutes to place the fire under control. The fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage, according to officials.

Both injured firefighters have since been released from the hospital. The woman's name hasn't yet been released. Officials say the incident is Anne Arundel County's first fire related death in 2020.

Investigators are still looking into the cause.