Person Dies Trying to Escape Essex Fire

Updated: This death was been ruled a suicide.

The Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighters Association reported one person is dead at a fire scene in Essex.

Fire crews were working to extinguish a fire in 8th floor apartment on Sunday when it was reported a one person died at the scene as they attempted to jump to escape from the fire.

The apartment is located in the 1000 block of Franklin Avenue and the fire was reported around 11:30 p.m.

Fire has been extinguished and is under investigation.

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