UPDATE: WMDT confirmed late Saturday that Mary Holdbrook has died as a result of injuries sustained in Friday's house fire.
SALISBURY, Md. - A Salisbury neighborhood reels after a Friday morning blaze crumbles a home and kills one.
William Holdbrook Jr., known by friends as Boomer, was pronounced dead at PRMC. His wife, Mary Holdbrook remains in critical condition.
Neighbor Gladys Sessons says the 41-year-old woman was over her house a few days ago.
Paige Dorsey, who shares a duplex with Sessons first saw the fire from across the street on Patrick Avenue before 5 AM. Immediately, Dorsey says she dialed 911 and rushed over to try to help her friends who were trapped inside.
"Her and her husband had a really good relationship," said Dorsey. "They went everywhere together."
Firefighters arrived to the scene and tell WMDT they started ripping out some of the outside walling of the bedroom to try to go inside and save the victims.
"Frantic occupants were on the scene reporting us of two adults [trapped inside]," Salisbury Fire assistant chief Bryan Records said.
"[Firefighters] went to the front door and they pulled Mary out of the house and when they went in they got Boomer," said Dorsey. "He was pretty bad."
"Mary had collapsed at the door," said Sessons. "We were all just really sad. It's an emotional time at that moment for everybody that knew them."
In all, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office estimates $80,000 in damages and two animals, a dog and cat, both lost in the fire. Dorsey says the 66-year-old and his wife have a 17-year-old daughter, who was not home at the time.
"We're just going to be here for the daughter and whatever she needs," said Dorsey.
"The one bedroom is pretty much burned out to the floor the roof is collapsed on the rear," said Records. "Most of this house will probably be taken down."
The fire is believed to have started in the Holdbrook's bedroom at the back of the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A neighbor, who also lives in the duplex, is currently being assisted by the Red Cross.