SYKESVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A woman was found dead following a fire on the second floor of an apartment building in Carroll County.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal and Carroll County Sherriff’s Office are currently investigating the cause of the mid-morning fire that claimed the life of 47-year-old Leslie Geisendaffer.

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Firefighters were sent out at 9:30 a.m. for a reported smoke investigation at 934-B Marmich Ct.

When they arrived, family members of the Geisendaffer told the firefighters that they had gotten into the apartment after hearing smoke alarms sound but had to leave due to heavy smoke conditions.

When the firefighters went into the apartment they saw the fire and Geisendaffer inside of the bedroom.

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She was the only person in the apartment at the time.

It took 30 minutes for 40 firefighters to bring the fire under control.

An investigation determined that the fire started inside the bedroom but the cause is still under investigation.

Geissendaffer was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where the cause and manner of death will be determined.

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