Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 5:06 p.m.
Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 11:23 a.m.

OCEAN CITY, Md. — Authorities say two people are dead and another suffered life-threatening injuries after a fire broke out in the rectory of a church in Ocean City.

Fire crews called to St. Paul’s By-The-Sea Episcopal Church on Tuesday morning found fire coming from the rectory. The blaze grew to three alarms, but crews were able control the blaze quickly.

Ocean City officials say one person was pronounced dead at the scene and two people suffered life-threatening injuries. Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said Tuesday evening that a second person had died.

One of the injured was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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