UPDATE 3: Authorities now confirm that a 74-year-old woman was killed in this fire.
UPDATE 2: Authorities say one family has been displaced by the fire. A cat was also transported to a local hospital due to smoke inhalation.
UPDATE: It took crews about 15 minutes to get the fire under control. The blaze has been extinguished.
Original story below…
ESSEX, MD – Crews are responding to the scene of a Sunday afternoon house fire in Essex.
The fire was reported at around 12:30 p.m. in the 1000-block of Foxridge Lane (21221).
Units were dispatched due to a report of smoke in the home.
There has been no word on any injuries.
Motorists should use caution in the area.
[Image via Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue & Marine]