LA PLATA, Md. — Deputy State Fire Marshals are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a 59-year-old woman Tuesday night.
At around 6:40 p.m. on September 27, La Plata Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to the 1000 block of Suffolk Drive for a dwelling fire with people entrapped.
Upon their arrival, firefighters located a victim within the home, and she was subsequently transported to Charles Regional Medical Center, where she died of her injuries.
Investigators have preliminarily concluded the fire originated in a room behind the attached garage.
The fire remains under investigation; however, investigators have not recovered evidence, nor do they believe the fire is an act of arson.
The fire caused approximately $175,000 in damages.
Anyone with further information regarding the fire is asked to call the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Region, at 443-550-6832.
This is a developing story.
We will continue to provide additional updates on the investigation as they are released.