Firefighters responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from a two-story rowhouse in the Woodbrook neighborhood at about 11:53 p.m. Saturday.
Firefighters responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from a two-story rowhouse in the Woodbrook neighborhood at about 11:53 p.m. Saturday. (Baltimore Fire Department)

An 81-year-old woman died after a house fire in the 2300 block of Orem Avenue in Northwest Baltimore early Sunday morning, according to the Baltimore Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from a two-story rowhouse in the Woodbrook neighborhood at about 11:53 p.m. Saturday, spokeswoman Blair Skinner said.

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When they arrived firefighters found two adults on the first floor in full cardiac arrest. They were both taken to a hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead, Skinner said. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

The other adult, a 55-year-old man, was in critical condition Sunday morning, Skinner said.

The fire, which also spread to two neighboring homes, was fully extinguished at about 1:14 a.m., Skinner said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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