Man renovating house dies as it burns

December 10, 1991

A 48-year-old handyman staying in a Frederick County house he was renovating was killed last night when a fast-moving one-alarm fire raced through the dwelling.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said the man was pronounced dead about 9 p.m. The victim was not identified pending notification of his family in Virginia.

The man was working on the frame house in the 6900 block of Old New Londontown Road west of Mount Airy when a fire broke out in the kitchen, Thomas said.

The blaze quickly spread through the two-story structure. The victim was found near the front door.

Cause of the fire was not known.

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