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Fire department reports 4 recent fire deaths

Fire department reports 4 recent fire deaths

Baltimore fire officials said four people recently died in three fires, including one blaze from July, pushing the total number of city fire fatalities to 17 this year.

Bernard St. John, 60, died Tuesday after he was injured in a fire Oct. 4 at his home in the 2800 Harview Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, fire department officials said.

St. John died of thermal burns. Firefighters said a stove caused the fire.

Another victim, Marie Lindsey, 65, died Nov. 21 of smoke inhalation. That fire occurred July 25 at her home in the 1800 block of N. Chapel St. in East Baltimore and was caused by smoking.

Charlene James, 46, and her 9-year-old daughter, Sage, died of injuries...