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1 dead after 3-alarm fire in Baltimore Co.

Wednesday - 4/24/2013, 2:59pm  ET

An undated photo provided by Baltimore County Public Safety shows volunteer firefighter Gene Kirchner of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company. Officials say there's no sign of foul play after a three-alarm blaze at a Victorian-style home in Reisterstownon, Md., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 that left one man dead and critically injured Kirchner, but the cause is under investigation. Four residents were able to get out, but fire officials say 58-year-old Steven Stark was trapped on the second floor. Firefighters pulled Stark from the home, but he later died at Northwest Hospital. Kirchner was unconscious when he was carried from the building. He was taken to Shock Trauma, where officials say he is listed in critical condition. (AP Photo/

REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Officials say there's no sign of foul play after a three-alarm blaze that left one man dead and critically injured a Baltimore County firefighter, but the cause is under investigation.

Fire officials say the fire broke out at the Victorian-style home on Hanover Road in Reisterstown around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Four residents were able to get out, but fire officials say 58-year-old Steven Stark was trapped on the second floor. Firefighters pulled Stark from the home, but he later died at Northwest Hospital. Officials say 24-year-old volunteer firefighter Gene Kirchner was unconscious when he was carried from the building. He was taken to Shock Trauma, where officials say he is listed in critical condition.

The federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has joined local authorities in the investigation.


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