Man Who Perished In Finksburg House Fire Identified

The cause of death if ‘pending’ per the State Medical Examiner.


Finksburg, Md (KM) The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office has released the name of the victim of a fatal house fire in Finksburg on Tuesday. His name is Richard Edward Witte, 58, who lived at a home at 3134 Slasmans Road in Finksburg.

The Office of the State Medical Examiner says the cause of Witte’s death is pending as investigators await the results of additional lab reports.

The Fire Marshal’s Office says personnel were dispatched at 12:20 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 13th, to the one-story, single family dwelling located on Slasmans Road, and spend 30-minutes bringing the flames under control. Damage is estimated at $200,000.

After the flames were extinguished, Witte was found deceased in one of the rooms.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating this fire.


By Kevin McManus