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Update: January 23, 2:45 p.m.:

Baltimore County Police have identified the man found dead Monday by firefighters as they were conducting salvage operations following a small house fire in Catonsville. 

He is Francisco J. Cabezas, 34. His last known address is in the Gaithersburg area.

Original release:

The body of a man was found last night in the attic area of a house in Catonsville following a small dwelling fire.

The victim has not yet been identified by Baltimore County Police fire investigators, whose investigation is ongoing. The victim was found by Baltimore County firefighters as they conducted ovehaul following the one-alarm fire.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 400 block of Commonwealth Ave., 21228, at 6:59 p.m. First-arriving crews saw smoke coming from the gables. Crews knocked the fire at 7:07 p.m.

Investigators said the house appeared to be vacant and the victim was living in the attic space, using a fire to keep warm.

An autopsy by the Office of the State Medical Examiner is pending.

A single alarm fire late last night in Lansdowne has claimed the life of a 69-year-old woman.

Eleanor Jean Daniels was found inside the home in the 3100 block of Aspen Court by Baltimore County Fire crews.  She was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Crews were dispatched to the residence at 10:44 p.m. after a neighbor had called 911 stating that the home was on fire.  Engine 372, from the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department, was on-scene within six minutes and found heavy fire conditions from the rear of the end-of-group townhouse.  

As crews began their initial attack on the fire, a small explosion occurred.  This is preliminarily believed to be an oxygen tank inside the home which had ruptured.

The fire was placed under control at 11:15 p.m.  Three firefighters suffered minor injuries but were not transported from the scene.  

15 fire department units and approximately 40 personnel responded to the fire.  Fire investigators from the Baltimore County Police Department are working to determine the cause of the fire.

An adult male has died as a result of a house fire Sunday evening in Arbutus.

At 6:01 p.m. Sunday, Baltimore County Fire crews responded to the 5500 block of Ashbourne Road.  An engine company from the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department was on location within four minutes and discovered heavy smoke and fire conditions from the rear of the single family home.

As crews entered the structure, they discovered an adult male near the room of origin.  He was taken to EMS crews outside and pronounced dead on the scene.  There were no other occupants inside the home at the time of the fire.

The victim's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy and identification.  At this time, his identity is not being released.

Preliminary information indicates that the fire originated from a computer room in the rear of the house.  There were no working smoke detectors found inside the home.

A total of twenty fire department units and approximately fifty firefighters responded to the single-alarm working fire.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017