A woman injured after her Laurel, Md., townhome caught fire has died.
Crews were called to the two-alarm fire in the 9500 block of Canterbury Riding around 5:15 a.m. Thursday. When firefighters arrives, they found heavy fire coming from the home. The woman, identified as 50-year-old Kimberly Ann Murphy-Smith, was found during a search of the home.
She was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital in serious condition and died a day later.
Howard County Fire officials said the fire was brought under control by 6 a.m., but crews remained on the scene to extinguish hidden pockets of fire.
The damage is estimated at $150,000.
A vacant home next door sustained some light smoke damage. No one else was inside Murphy-Smith's home at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials said it appears accidental.