1 dead, 1 hospitalized in Md. house fire

WASHINGTON — A man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a Monday morning house fire in Laurel, Maryland.

According to Prince George’s County Fire/EMS, firefighters responded to a fire in the 15400 block of Laurelton Drive in Laurel around 9:45 a.m. The woman was found unconscious, and the man had to be taken down a ladder from the top floor. Both suffered from smoke inhalation and were treated on the scene before being transported to a hospital.

John Henry Karwoski, 91, later died of smoke inhalation. The woman, identified only as his caretaker, remains in a hospital in critical condition.

The fire, which investigators attribute to a cooking accident, caused an estimated $50,000 in damages.

Below is a map where the fire occurred:

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