Man dies in Frederick fire

July 20, 1997

FREDERICK, Md. - A two-alarm fire at Elmwood Terrace Apartments early Sunday morning left one man dead, one man injured and 32 people homeless, state fire officials said.

The victim's body was taken to the state Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore for an autopsy and positive identification.

An injured man was flown by Medevac helicopter to the Bayview Hospital in Baltimore.

The two men are believed to be brothers, fire officials said.

According to reports, the 3:41 a.m. fire damaged apartment 101 and three others in Building A at 90 Waverly Drive. Ten other apartments had smoke damage. Damage to the three-story, brick and wood building was estimated at $100,000.

Within an hour, about 50 firefighters from Independent, Braddock Heights, Juniors, United, Fort Detrick, Brunswick, Walkersville and Citizens fire departments had the fire under control.


A security guard working at Fredericktown Mall discovered the fire.

The American Red Cross is assisting the 32 occupants.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's office, Frederick city police and Frederick County State's Attorney's office are investigating the fire.

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