106-year-old man dies after West Baltimore fire

A 106-year-old man died of respiratory failure after a fire at his West Baltimore home on Sunday, fire officials said.

A fire started in the kitchen of a home in the 1500 block of Moreland Avenue in the Coppin Heights/Ash-Co-East neighborhood.

Lloyd Taylor, who lived in the home, suffered second-degree burns to his hands, arms, and chest, fire officials said. He died Wednesday of respiratory failure due to smoke inhalation.

The fire started while cooking and is ruled accidental, officials said.

There have been 23 fire fatalities in Baltimore City in 2017.

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