By Mike Schuh

SYKESVILLE, Md. (WJZ) —  A man and a woman were killed after a fire broke out in their Sykesville home Thursday night.

The fire broke out around 9 p.m. on the property of a historic home in the 900 block of Raincliffe Road. The smaller home on the property, used as a caretaker home, caught fire.

Firefighters found the first victim in the stairwell inside the home. The second victim was found on the second floor.

The fire was reported by a resident of the main home.


Crews knocked down the fire in about 30 minutes. Firefighters from Baltimore, Carroll and Howard Counties all responded to the incident.

Firefighters are currently learning the identities of the victims and also trying to determine the cause and the origin or the fire.

The state fire marshal’s office said there were no working smoke detectors inside the home. They also said there were numerous portable heaters in use at the time of the fire. But officials say they are still trying to determine what ignited the blaze.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact them at 410-836-4852.


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