Pimlico man killed in fire, nephew escapes

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A man was killed in a two-alarm fire last night in Northwest Baltimore, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Bruce Wayne Dingle, 40, of 5116, Chalgrove Ave. in Pimlico was found in a rear second-floor bedroom of his home and was pronounced dead at the scene, said Fire Inspector Michael Maybin, the spokesman.

Maybin said Dingle's nephew, Demone Mason, 17, escaped the burning rowhouse without injury.

Maybin said investigators were seeking the cause of the fire that extensively damaged the two-story dwelling. Two adjoining houses, 5114 and 5118 Chalgrove, were also damaged by fire, smoke and water, he said.

Sinceray Dry, 34, who lives at 5114 Chalgrove, said she smelled smoke about 10: 40 p.m. and saw flames coming from the rear of the house next door.

Dry said she and her sons and her parents, Floyd and Labita Christian, both 53, fled and were not injured.

Maybin said the first alarm was sounded at 10: 42 p.m. and the second at 10: 52 p.m. He said the fire was under control at 11: 28 p.m.

Pub Date: 8/07/98

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