The investigation into the fire continues.
A joint investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Maryland State Police and Westminster Police has confirmed the identity of the homeless woman who perished in a building fire early Tuesday morning in Westminster. Authorities say she's Paula Mae Carlisle, 59.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says Carlisle died from smoke inhalation and thermal burn injuries received in the fire.
A team of Deputy State Fire Marshals is continuing the investigation into the cause of the blaze at the "Spare Room" thrift store at 30 West Main Street in Westminster.