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Baltimore hospital patient dies in fire

Saturday - 11/9/2013, 8:10pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that killed a patient at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Hospital spokeswoman Sharon Boston says in a statement that the fire broke out around 10:30 p.m. Friday, and she confirms that one patient died. The fire was contained to the patient's room, and firefighters put out the flames quickly.

Fire department spokesman Ian Brennan says the cause of the fire and the cause of death are under investigation.

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