One dead , one in­jured in house fire in Hamp­stead

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND -

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are work­ing to de­ter­mine what caused a fire early Sun­day morn­ing in Hamp­stead that left one per­son dead and sent a 69-year-old man to the hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to the state fire mar­shal. The one-alarm blaze oc­curred around 1:30 a.m. Sun­day in the 2600 block of Hoff­man Mill Road. About 35 fire­fight­ers from sev­eral fire com­pa­nies re­sponded. The fire at the two-story, wood-framed sin­gle-fam­ily home was con­trolled within 30 min­utes, but the struc­ture is be­lieved to be a com­plete loss, ac­cord­ing to Se­nior Deputy State Fire Mar­shal Oliver Alkire. Af­ter flag­ging down a pass­ing mo­torist who called 911, an oc­cu­pant iden­ti­fied as 69-year-old Robert Schech was trans­ported to the burn cen­ter at Johns Hop­kins Bayview Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He was treated and re­leased, Alkire said. One oc­cu­pant, who was not iden­ti­fied Sun­day, died. Alkire said once in­side the build­ing, in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined the struc­tural in­tegrity was com­pro­mised. They con­tacted the Car­roll County Ad­vanced Tech­ni­cal Res­cue Team to shore up the build­ing be­fore the in­ves­ti­ga­tion


The shell of a burned-out home in the 2600 block of Hoff­man Mill Road in Hamp­stead is all that re­mains af­ter a one-alarm fire broke out in the struc­ture around 1:30 a.m. Sun­day.

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