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Man dead, six people hurt in Glen Burnie fire — including 5-year-old boy

Phil Davis

A man is dead and six other people are injured after a house fire Wednesday night in Glen Burnie.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department said George Christopher Kouimanis, 37, died at Baltimore Washington Medical Center after being severely injured in the fire.

The department wrote in a release firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at a home at 415 Wellham Ave. at 11:46 p.m. with a report of people trapped inside.

Responders found a one-story single-family home on fire and several people still in the basement.

Firefighters were able to free Kouimanis initially and found a 32-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy also suffering life-threatening injuries. The department said the woman and child were able to escape the home before firefighters arrived at the scene.

All were taken to local hospitals with life-threatening injuries and Kouimanis was pronounced dead after being taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

The other two were in critical condition as of 3:45 p.m. Thursday, according to the fire department.

The department added four other people who’d escaped prior to firefighters arriving on the scene — a 31-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman, a 22-year-old woman and a 3-year-old girl — were all taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries.

Investigators say the fire was accidental and started in the basement, but are still investigating the exact cause.

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This story was updated to correct inaccurate information provided by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department about the nature of their attempted rescue.
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