Fatal Pasadena House Fire Claims Woman, Hospitalizes Man: Report


Firefighters said Kathleen Lewis, 64, died Saturday after this home caught on fire. The blaze also hospitalized one and displaced four. (Courtesy of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department)

PASADENA, MD - Officials said a Saturday house fire killed a woman, hospitalized a man and displaced four others in Pasadena. 

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department identified the deceased victim as homeowner Kathleen Lewis. She was 64.

Investigators said the blaze also caused about $175,000 in damage.

A resident called 911 to report the fire in the 900 block of 220th Street around 3:04 p.m. The caller told dispatchers his home was on fire and somebody was trapped inside, a press release said.

First responders said they found Lewis inside the home and pronounced her dead on the scene.

Crews said they took the only other occupant, who was the one to call 911, to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore for treatment of his smoke inhalation. Officials expect him to survive.

Firefighters described the home as a two-story duplex. They said two adults and two teenagers in the adjoining unit were displaced. The American Red Cross is assisting them with housing.

Investigators are still trying to determine what started the fire and where it began. They said the home had smoke detectors, but they didn't activate.

A team of 60 firefighters said they contained the one-alarm blaze in 15 minutes.

The AACoFD said it worked with the:

  • Annapolis Fire Department
  • Anne Arundel County Crisis Response
  • Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

This was Anne Arundel County's fifth fire-related death of 2023. Firefighters said these were the other victims:

  • May 3, 2023 - John S. Billing, 54, died from injuries sustained during a fire at his home. The home did have working smoke alarms.
  • May 5, 2023 - Anthony Slough, 59, died from injuries sustained during a fire at a home he was living in. The home did not have smoke detectors.
  • June 5, 2023 - Mark A. Harvey, 50, died from injuries sustained due to the fire he intentionally set during a police-related incident.
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 - Marianne Forrest, 64, died from injuries sustained during a fire at her home.

This map shows the area where officials said the fire happened.

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