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Woman dies after being burned in Laurel, Maryland, house fire

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LAUREL, Maryland — Prince George's County Firefighters say an 80-year-old woman died after being burned in a fire in her home.

Firefighters were called to the home about 9:45 p.m. Thursday and found a burned piece of furniture in the home. Authorities say the woman apparently put a fire out, but sustained burns on nearly half of her body.

The woman was taken to a Washington hospital, where firefighters say she died Friday afternoon.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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