By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun
10:31 PM EST, December 12, 2012
One person was killed and four others were displaced from their homes when a fire tore through a two-story duplex in Odenton on Wednesday, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
Firefighters responded to the 1300 block of Tenbrook Road about 5:30 p.m. for reports of a dwelling fire with a person possibly trapped inside, said Captain Michael Pfaltzgraff, a department spokesman.
At the scene, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the left side of the duplex, and began exterior and interior attacks on the flames, Pfaltzgraff said.
A 15-year-old boy who was home at the time had been able to jump from a second-story window before firefighters arrived, Pfaltzgraff said. But a second person was found inside and pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
Pfaltzgraff said the deceased person is female and believed to be an adult, but he could not provide any other information.
Four others, including the teen who'd jumped from the window, were displaced, he said.
It took 25 firefighters a half hour to bring the fire under control.
The American Red Cross has been called in to assist them, he said. Damages were estimated at $150,000.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, he said.
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