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: