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Woman killed in house fire

A 15-year-old boy was forced to jump out his second-floor bedroom window to safety

By Stephen Tschida

ODENTON, Md. — Fire tore through an Odenton home, killing a 91-year-old woman and forcing a 15-year-old boy to jump out of a window to safety.

Fire crews were called to the home in the 1300 block of Tenbrook Road as the house went up in flames around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The burst of flames trapped Blanche Anderson, 91, in her room. She could walk but was blind and was unable to escape. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbor called 911 after hearing the teen yell for help. The family lost just about everything they own and tonight they're coping with the loss of a beloved woman and the family dog.

Full story: Anne Arundel County fire leaves one dead

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