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Elderly man killed in Arbutus fire; house had no working smoke detectors, Baltimore County fire officials say

Elderly man killed in Arbutus fire; house had no working smoke detectors, Baltimore County fire officials say

Baltimore County fire officials said Monday that a weekend house fire that left an elderly man dead remains under investigation.

The Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at the 5500 block of Ashbourne Road around 6 p.m. Sunday. They extinguished the blaze in about 15 minutes, according to Capt. Tim Rostkowski, spokesman for the Baltimore County Fire Department.

While searching the house, firefighters found one man in a rear room. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

As of Monday evening, the department had not released the victim’s name.

There were no working smoke detectors in the building, fire officials said. A primary investigation showed the...

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