Wolfsville woman dies in fire

August 22, 2009

WOLFSVILLE, Md. -- A 59-year-old woman died early Saturday in a house fire in Wolfsville, a Frederick County community just south of Smithsburg, the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services said in a press release.

Fire and rescue units were alerted to a house fire in the 14000 block of Brown Road in Wolfsville on Saturday about 12:30 a.m., division spokesman Michael P. Dmuchowski said in the release.

When firefighters arrived, one occupant met them outside and said another person still was inside, he said.

Firefighters found an unconscious woman on the second floor, which was filled with heavy smoke, Dmuchowski said. The woman was removed from the home and died at the scene, he said.

The woman's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be performed, Dmuchowski said.


The woman's name and the exact address were not released Saturday because of a continuing investigation, Chief Fire Marshal Marc E. McNeal said.

There were no injuries to firefighters, Dmuchowski said. Damage is estimated at $20,000, he said.

There were no working smoke alarms in the house, Dmuchowski said.

A Frederick County emergency dispatcher said the fire was reported at 12:25 a.m. and units arrived on the scene at 12:39 a.m.

The Frederick County Fire Marshal's Office, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office are investigating the fire.

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