- Associated Press - Monday, August 14, 2017

STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Fire officials say a married couple was critically injured in a fire in their home in eastern Maryland.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a news release that the fire was reported early Monday in a one-story, single-family home.

Firefighters entered the home through the front door and removed a 77-year-old man and his 76-year-old wife. Both were taken from their Stevensville home to the Johns Hopkins Burn Center in Baltimore.

Authorities say the couple is in critical condition.

Nearly 40 firefighters from several departments fought the blaze for an hour before bringing it under control. Damage is estimated at $240,000.

Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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