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Police log

May 17, 1999

A early morning fire on Sunday caused extensive damage to an East Avenue rowhouse, according to Hagerstown Fire Chief Richard Hopkins.

The fire started at 133 East Ave. around 1:27 a.m. and is believed to have ignited in the front of the home, he said.

No one was at home at the time, he said. Fire Marshal Tom Brown is investigating the cause of the fire, he said.

Hopkins said the fire did heavy damage to the first floor of home and less severe damage to the second story.

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Extensive smoke damage was apparent at 135 East Ave., which shares a wall with 133 East Ave.

He said the occupants of 135 East Ave. were home at the time of the blaze but got out safely.

Hopkins did not have the names of the residents involved.

One firefighter twisted his ankle and another received a minor burn fighting the fire.

Neither was taken to the hospital for treatment, Hopkins said.

About 25 firefighters stayed on the scene until around 4 a.m.




FREDERICK, Md. - The cash drawer was taken from the Donut Shoppe in East Gate Shopping Center on Sunday morning, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Police said a white woman 20 to 30 years old threatened the store clerk and took the drawer at 11:45 a.m.

The suspect has blonde hair and was wearing white pants.

Anyone with information may call police at 1-301-694-2100.

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