Two people are dead and one is injured after a Dundalk house fire Tuesday morning, the Baltimore County Fire Department said.
Officials identified one victim as Beth Susan Gibson, 66. The other victim has not yet been named.
The injured person, who jumped out of a window, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, the fire department said.
A fourth person who lives at the home has been accounted for, officials said.
Two dogs also died in the fire, officials said.
Firefighters arrived at a rowhome in the 8500 block of Kavanagh Road around 6:20 a.m., public information officer Elise Armacost said.
A neighbor called 911 after seeing smoke coming from the home and a person jumping out of a first-floor window.
When they entered the home, firefighters found one person on the stairway and one in an upstairs room, according to a news release. Both died on the scene.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire, which official said was under control around 7:40 a.m.
Stacia Evans, who lives next door at 8504 Kavanaugh Rd., woke to her neighbors banging on her door.
She thought she saw fog outside her bedroom window, she said.
”I heard a loud boom, that must have been my neighbor jumping out of the window. And I heard of lot of people screaming and realized it was all smoke,” Evans said.
Evans said she immediately grabbed her medicine, wallet and dog before exiting.
“This is so surreal. … As I was putting my shoes on the sidewalk this morning, I felt so blessed. I have so many people reaching out. And I’m so thankful to the firemen, police officers, the neighbors who pounded on my door,” Evans said.
She is unable to return to her home and will be staying at a hotel.