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One killed, one rescued from house fire in Edgewater, Md.

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Firefighters rescued a woman with life-threatening injuries from a house fire Saturday afternoon in Edgewater, but found another person dead in the house.

Anne Arundel County Fire responded at approximately 1:35 PM to a report of people trapped in a house fire in the 1300 block of Shore Drive. First units arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from a single-family, one-story house. Arriving units immediately requested additional resources and began search and rescue operations along with a fire attack.

An Anne Arundel County Fire spokesperson tells ABC7 that two victims were located by firefighters during search and rescue operation. One, of an unknown age and unknown gender, was deceased.

The second victim, a woman believed to be in her late 60s or early 70s, was transported by Maryland State Police helicopter with life-threatening injuries to the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Firefighters brought the two-alarm fire under control in about 30 minutes. There were no injuries to firefighters.

The fire is under investigation, but the cause is still unknown and no damage estimate was available.

John Gonzalez will have more in his report on ABC7 News at 6:00.

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