One dead , one injured in house fire in Hampstead
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.