A 44-year-old woman suffered life -threatening burns but was able to escape from an Annapolis house fire Thursday morning, Anne Arundel County Fire officials said.
Firefighters were called to the 1700 block of Old Generals Highway at 8:24 for a reported dwelling fire. Fire was found on the first floor of a two-story, single family home. The woman who lived there was found outside the house after escaping on her own, but she had been badly burned.
The blaze was put out in fewer than 10 minutes by firefighters from Anne Arundel County and Annapolis City. A Maryland State Police medevac helicopter took the woman to the Burn Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries, fire officials said. No other injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit, but it was determined that the home did not have working smoke alarms.