A woman has died after a fire broke out in a Finksburg home late Tuesday night. The State Fire Marshal’s Office says crews from the Reese Volunteer Fire Company was called to the home in the 2000 block of Old Westminster Pike around 11:30 p.m.
Crews were told by other occupants who had been able to escape safely that a woman was still inside a bedroom on the second floor. Firefighters entered the home and were able to find the woman however she was already critically injured. She was later pronounced dead at the scene by medics.
Fire officials say a total of five other people including adults and children were in the home when they discovered a fire coming from the bedroom of the victim. Two of the adults told crews they tried to extinguish the fire and re-entered the burning home a second time to attempt to find the victim. They told officials the door was locked and they were unable to open it. Everyone else in the home was able to escape safely.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the woman’s identity and cause of death.
50-firefighters were able to get the fire under control in a half an hour.