Fire Department Identifies Victim in Dundalk Fire on Monday

photo courtesy of Baltimore County Fire Department-

A 70-year-old woman died yesterday in a one-alarm Dundalk house fire. The victim is Barbara Spokus, of the 3100 block of Shortway in Dundalk.

Fire crews responded to the 3100 block of Shortway at 2:30 a.m. for a report of a dwelling fire with rescue. Units arrived three minutes later and found fire coming from the home. Firefighters entered the home to search for the resident and found her, deceased, in the living room.

A male occupant of the home, who escaped the fire, was treated by EMS and transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with serious injuries. Baltimore County fire investigators have ruled this an accidental fire caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.

B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.