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Woman, 75, Dies Of Injuries Suffered In Severn House Fire

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- A senior woman who was pulled from a house fire Monday in Severn has died, authorities said Thursday.

Joann Marie Smith, 75, died of her injuries Wednesday evening, becoming the third person to die of injuries resulting from a house fire in Anne Arundel County in 2022, according to details provided by the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to the Portsmouth Drive home about 6:17 p.m. Monday after a neighbor reported smoke was coming from the home, the fire department said. She was in cardiac arrest and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

That fire, which took roughly 15 minutes to get under control, has been ruled accidental. It caused an estimated $60,000 in damage to the home.

Smith's death marks the third fire-related death recorded in the county this year, joining 68-year-old Darlene Feeheley and 62-year-old Christopher Blaine Isaksen, according to details released by the fire department.

Feeheley died March 18 in a fire that broke out at her Greenwood Avenue home in Glen Burnie. Isaksen died March 9 in a fire at his Quarterfield Road home in Severn, which did not have functioning smoke alarms.

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