3 people dead after massive fire breaks out at Maryland funeral home
Three people died and seven others were treated for smoke inhalation at a Maryland funeral homes funeral home following a massive fire, the state fire marshal’s office said Friday.
The blaze at the Memorial Funeral Home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was reported about 11:15 a.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the cause has not been determined, fire marshals said in a statement.
The Maryland state fire department reported three deaths, and a woman who died from smoke inhalations.
Another two people were treated at a hospital for smoke exposure, according to the fire marshall’s office.
An adult male was also taken to the hospital for medical evaluation, according the statement.
More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene.
Officials at the funeral home said they received a call about the fire at 1:10 p.m., and crews began working to put out the blaze within 30 minutes.
They had no additional details.
The funeral home, located at 2700 N. King St., is located about 50 miles south of Baltimore.
The Washington County Emergency Management Agency said in its Twitter account that the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting a criminal investigation into the cause of Thursday’s blaze.
The fire has been contained, and no other injuries were reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.