Elderly couple dies in Kent Island home fire

Associated Press

Officials say an elderly couple has died after a fire broke out in their Maryland home.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal said Tuesday that the couple — a 77-year-old man and his 76-year-old wife — died from injuries they suffered in the earning morning blaze in Stevensville on Monday.

Officials say it took nearly 40 firefighters one hour to control the fire.

The fire marshal's office has said that authorities determined that the blaze started in an attached rear screened in porch but that the cause remains under investigation.

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