Investigators learned the fire started in the bedroom of the victim.
Finksburg, Md. (DG) – A one-alarm fire turned deadly in Carroll County late Tuesday night.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal‘s Office is reporting fire fighters were dispatched to the 2000 block of Old Westminster Pike in Finksburg at 11:30 PM.
When they arrived, firefighters were told an adult female was on the second floor of the home in a bedroom. Fire personnel located the victim and brought her out to EMS crews. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
It took 50 fire fighters approximately 30 minutes to bring the flames under control.
The fire displaced five people, including children. Investigators learned the fire started in the bedroom of the victim. Two adults tried to put the fire out, but were unable to because the bedroom door was locked.
The victim was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.