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Police log

April 05, 1998

Fire damages home

An fire early Sunday forced a Hagerstown-area family out of its home, according to the state fire marshal's office.

Edward and Kristy Jo Working, of 13920 Sunrise Drive, were awakened by their smoke detector shortly before 1:20 a.m., Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Allen Ward said.

A 27-year-old firefighter from the Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. was taken to Washington County Hospital for chest pains, Ward said. He was treated and released.

Ward said the single-story brick rancher caught fire because of a faulty chimney flue. The fire ignited the walls in the living room and spread down to the basement, Ward said.

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Firefighters from Maugansville, Long Meadow and the Washington County Air Unit brought the fire under control in about 15 minutes, Ward said.

The home sustained about $40,000 worth of damage.

Man charged with 3rd-offense DUI

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - A man was charged with third-offense driving under the influence after striking two mobile homes and several vehicles Saturday in Falling Waters, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.

John W. Insley, 37, address unavailable, was driving a 1981 Dodge at about 8:13 p.m. when he struck the trailers and vehicles in the Falling Waters Mobile Home Park, the department said.

No other information was available Sunday night.

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