Rosedale woman killed in house fire
A 66-year-old woman died Saturday evening, May 21, in a onealarm fire at her Rosedale townhome, said the Baltimore County Police Department.
According to police, Rosa Mae Mason, of the unit block of King Charles Circle, died at the scene. The victim’s son told police he heard her calling from her upstairs bedroom and tried to get her out of the middle-of-group townhouse, but he was unable to do so due to heavy smoke and rapidly spreading fire.
Baltimore County fire crews responded to the King Charles Circle address at about 7 p.m. First-arriving units found heavy smoke showing from the home, police said.
According to police, about 17 pieces of equipment were used to fight the fire. Fire personnel brought it under control in about 35 minutes.
The son, 36, who also lived at the King Charles Circle address, was evaluated at the scene but was not transported, police said. One firefighter from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Co. was transported to the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center with nonlifethreatening injuries.
Baltimore County Police fire investigators have not determined a cause for the fire but have confirmed that it was not deliberately set.