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Person killed in fire in Edgewater area

Sunday - 7/3/2011, 12:39pm  ET

EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) - Anne Arundel County fire officials say a person was killed in a fire at an Edgewater-area home.

The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials say firefighters pulled a woman in her late 60s or early 70s from the one-story home. The woman was flown to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Crews then located a second person, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim's age and gender were not immediately known.

The cause of the two-alarm fire remains under investigation. Fire officials say they believe the home to be a total loss.

A neighbor was treated for possible smoke inhalation.

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