A 56-year-old man died this week of injuries sustained in a house fire, Baltimore Fire Department officials said Friday.
Firefighters responded to a blaze Sunday just before 12:30 a.m. in the 400 block of E. 21st St. They found heavy fire and smoke coming from the first and second floors of a vacant three-story house, fire officials said.
Firefighters put out the flames and during their search of the area found the man suffering from burns to 46 percent of his body, fire officials said.
The man, identified as Danny Yarborough, was taken to an area hospital. He died there Wednesday of smoke inhalation and burns. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
There have been 24 fire fatalities this year in Baltimore.