A house fire in North Baltimore on Saturday has left two people dead.

Fire crews responded to reports of a fire on the 4700 block of Old York Road around 7 a.m. and found heavy fire and smoke coming from a two-story brick residence.

Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said two people were inside the home but one managed to escape as crews battled the blaze.

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“One of the victims self-extricated in a survival effort by jumping out of the second-floor window and did suffer injuries and remains at the hospital at this time,” Cartwright told The Baltimore Banner on Saturday.

The second victim later succumbed to their injuries, Cartwright wrote in an email.

The fire department has not yet released the names of the victims. Damage to the rowhome was significant.

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An adjacent dwelling was also damaged, but no injuries were reported from that residence, fire officials said.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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