The Office of the State Fire Marshal is continuing to investigate a Hampstead fire that left one dead over the weekend.
A blaze broke out around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Hoffman Mill Road. Approximately 35 firefighters were able to get the fire under control in 30 minutes, but the two-story residence is considered a total loss, according to previous Times reporting.
Occupant Robert Schech, 69, was able to flag down a passerby who called 911. Schech was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center, where he was treated and released. Another occupant, who had not been identified as of 8:30 p.m. Monday, died in the fire, according to previous Times reporting.
There was no new information as of 6 p.m. Monday, according to Deputy State Fire Marshal Bruce Bouch. He said he might have an update Tuesday.
Hoffman Mill Road was partially closed off Monday afternoon. The street entrance off of Coon Club Road was blocked off by cones and a sign reading "Road Closed" around 1:45 p.m. Hoffman Mill Road was also blocked about halfway down the road.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Office of the State Fire Marshal, said Sheriff Jim DeWees. It is not unusual for the Sheriff's Office to assist the fire marshal, especially if there is a death, DeWees said.
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