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House fire reported in Essex

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…

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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]

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