From the Office of the State Fire Marshal:
HARFORD COUNTY, MD (January 31, 2015) – The eleven year-old female from the fire incident inside the 2003 Elite 42’ fifth wheel recreational camper at the rear of 1114 Mountain Road in Joppa, has succumbed to smoke inhalation injuries received during the blaze.
On Friday, January 30, 2015, Emma Lowry (11) was found unconscious by firefighters in the rear bedroom of the camper and quickly transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in critical condition with smoke inhalation injuries. She was subsequently transported to The Johns Hopkins Hospital for continued treatment where she later died.
The 12:58 a.m. fire was observed by a passerby whom notified the Harford County Emergency Operations Center. Approximately 25 firefighters responded from Joppa – Magnolia, Abingdon, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, White Marsh and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Departments and quickly placed the fire under control within 20 minutes.
Investigators determined a failure occurred amidst the electrical wiring in the living room area of the camper. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is assisting with the death investigation. Damages to the structure and contents are estimated at $6,600.