Fire marshal's office investigates blaze that killed man in Wicomico County


An unidentified man died late Saturday in a fire that began on the second floor of a wood-frame house in Tyaskin, Wicomico County, the state fire marshal's office said.

A passing motorist discovered the one-alarm fire about 11 p.m. in the 22000 block of Nanticoke Road. No one else was in the dwelling, according to the fire marshal's office, which estimated damage at $50,000.

The identity and age of the victim, who was discovered on the second floor, was withheld pending an autopsy by the state medical examiner in Baltimore.

Thirty volunteer firefighters from Tyaskin, Quantico and Hebron brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes.

The fire is being investigated by the fire marshal's office in Easton.

Pub Date: 9/27/99

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