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One dead after Havre de Grace house fire

One person has died after a Friday morning house fire in the 2400 block of Old Robinhood Road near Havre de Grace.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal, Harford County Sheriffs Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating what caused the fatal blaze, reported around 5:19 a.m. when neighbors called 911.

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Because of the destructive force of the fire, it may be difficult for investigators to determine the exact cause and origin of the blaze, Senior Deputy Fire Marshall Oliver Alkire said Tuesday.

“We are confident the fire originated from the right side of the house and spread to the left side, where the victim was located,” he said.

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About 50 firefighters from the Aberdeen Fire Department, Susquehanna Hose Company and other departments responded and were able to control the fire within an hour, according to the fire marshal’s office.

Once the fire was out, they found the deceased female inside the residence. Alkire said the woman appeared to have been asleep when the fire began, but was able to get up from bed and collapsed within the home.

“It appeared she was walking toward the exit of the home,” he said.

The woman is not being identified at this time, Alkire said. The medical examiner is working to determine the exact cause of death.

There were no smoke alarms in the home, according to the fire marshal.

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