ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) -- Authorities say two members of an Ellicott City family were injured, one critically, in a house fire.
The Howard County fire department says the blaze broke out around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. One man was critically injured after firefighters found him unconscious in a stairwell. He was taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.
A relative of the man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. A third family member wasn't hurt.
The fire department says it was difficult for firefighters to access the home, which is located on a one-lane road. The two-alarm fire took about an hour to bring under control, and the home is expected to be declared uninhabitable.
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