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Twenty people -- 17 adults and three children -- have been forced from their homes as a result of a two-alarm fire this morning at an garden apartment complex in Fullerton.

Fire crews were dispatched at 5:27 a.m. to the unit block of Leatherwood Place. First responders arrived to find flames coming from the back of the complex. Fullerton's Truck 8, the first unit on scene, quickly requested a second alarm.

No injuries were reported to firefighters or civilians. All occupants got out of the complex on their own. The Red Cross assisted with accomodations for the displaced residents.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have not yet determined a cause; the fire remains under investigation.

More than 30 pieces of fire equipment responded to this incident.

UPDATE (February 13):

The woman who died in a house fire on February 5 has been identified as 74-year-old Roberta S McFarland.

The fire remains under investigation.

Original release (February 6):

A fire in a Fullerton home late Thursday night has left a woman deceased.

At 11:38 p.m., Baltimore County Fire and Police Department personnel responded to a home in the 4500 block of Kenwood Avenue 21206 for a report of a house fire. When Engine 8 out of the Fullerton Fire Station arrived, they found a three-story structure with fire showing. Additional fire equipment was requested to respond.

When firefighters entered the home to fight the fire, they found that the inside of the home was extremely cluttered.

A woman, believed to be in her 70’s, was found deceased on the third floor of the home. Her body has been taken to the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. Investigators have not yet been able to confirm her identity.

The majority of the fire equipment sent to the scene was released at 3:24 a.m. Approximately 23 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Equipment were assigned to the incident.

Investigators remain on the scene of the fire, working to determine the cause. At this time, criminal activity is not suspected.

Pictures courtesy of the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company

Revised June 27, 2017