Two Separate Dundalk Fires Take One Life & Seriously Injure a Woman

Baltimore County Fire Department reported a woman died and another was seriously injured in two separate Dundalk electrical fires on Sunday.

The first fire took place in the 7000 block of Dunhill Road in Dundalk and took the life of Vesta Irene Cooper, 92, She was declared dead at the scene at her home in after the fire started on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Fire crews were called for a dwelling fire with rescue. A neighbor who called 911 reported the house on fire and an elderly female possibly trapped.

Crews arrived within three minutes of dispatch, entered the home and found the victim in the living room.

Fire investigators determined this was an accidental fire that began with a damaged electrical cord.

Later that night, a 72-year-old woman was critically injured in a Sunday night two-alarm apartment fire. She was transported to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Fire and Police units were dispatched at 11:38 p.m. to an apartment fire in the 6900 block of Mornington Road in Dundalk. Fire crews found smoke and fire in the living room of one unit; a second alarm was called due to multiple rescues.

Responders found the critically injured victim in the bathroom. Eight other patients were treated for minor injuries; four of those were transported to hospitals.

Fire investigators determined this was an accidental fire caused by electrical failure of a series of connected extension cords.