Police log in May 28 Morning Herald

May 28, 2002

Propane tank explosion causes fire in Dargan

DARGAN - A propane tank exploded in the basement of a Dargan home early Monday, according to Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Allen Gosnell.

No one was injured in the 2 a.m. explosion at 2303 Chestnut Grove Road in southern Washington County, Gosnell said.

It took about 50 firefighters from Sharpsburg, Fairplay, Potomac Valley, Rohrersville and the county's rehabilitation and air units less than one-half hour to extinguish the fire at the home of Gerald and Esther Grimm, Gosnell said.

The explosion, which was triggered when an air conditioner motor ignited propane from a leaking cylinder, caused about $5,000 in damages, Gosnell said.

Police seek person who set fire to vehicle

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg are looking for the person who set fire to a car parked along Eby Road in Guilford Township on Saturday.


The Nissan Sentra was set afire on Eby Road at Duffield Road about 3:30 p.m., police said.

Anyone with information should call Trooper Taylor at 1-717-264-5161.

Police investigate large fight on George Street

Hagerstown City Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Department sent officers to a location on George Street in Hagerstown about 10 p.m. Monday following a report of a large fight, police said.

It was reported that between 40 and 60 people were involved, police said.

No other details on the fight were available.

Two-car accident is still under investigation

Maryland State Police were investigating a serious two-car accident at the intersection of Md. 63 and Broadfording Road Monday night.

The accident occurred about 8:30 p.m., dispatchers said.

No other details on the accident were available.

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