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Cause of Fatal LaVale Fire “undetermined”

August 10th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The cause of a May 3 fire that claimed the life of 25-year-old Daryl Blank at his Simpson Avenue residence in LaVale will “most likely be left undetermined,” according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire occurred about 6:50 a.m. at 1104 Simpson Ave., where Blank lived in a second-floor apartment. The structure also housed an apartment on the first floor, but no occupants were home at the time of the incident. State fire investigators “cannot rule out discarded smoking materials as the cause” said Alkire, a senior deputy state fire marshal.