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30-year-old woman dies in Elkton mobile home fire

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 12:20:43-05

The Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Maryland State Police are investigating a deadly fire at an Elkton mobile home in which a 30-year-old woman died.

Neighbors in the 2800 block of Old Elk Neck Road observed heavy fire engulfing a double-wide mobile home at about 5:38 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a statement from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

As residents approached the blaze, two 51-year-old occupants of the home, Tammy L. Lum and Constance M. Reynolds, said that 30-year-old Tera N. Lum, Tammy’s daughter, was still inside the house. Heavy smoke prevented the neighbors from entering the home to find Lum, instead encouraging her to flee from a rear bedroom window.

Responding firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in about 30 minutes and find Tera Lum inside the house. She was pronounced dead at the scene, the Fire Marshall’s Office said. Her body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where a cause and manner of death would be determined.

Tammy Lum was treated for her injuries at the scene and flown by Maryland State Police Aviation Command to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The one-alarm fire resulted in the complete loss of the structure and its contents, with damage estimated at about $75,000.