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14 people displaced in Little Orleans fire

February 09, 2007

Editor's note: If you would like to make donations to the displaced family, call the Interfaith Coalition at 301-678-6605 or Hancock Middle-Senior High School at 301-766-8186.

LITTLE ORLEANS, Md. - Fourteen people from three families, including three students at Hancock Middle/Senior High School, were displaced by a house fire early Thursday in Little Orleans, an Orleans Volunteer Fire Department official said.

Two people were taken to Western Maryland Health System for evaluation after they escaped the fire at 11505 Price Road. About 30 firefighters battled the blaze, which was reported at 5:55 a.m., Capt. John Clingerman said.

The blaze damaged much of the families' belongings, including three vehicles, Clingerman said.

The house was not insured, said Clingerman, who estimated the losses at $175,000.

Flintstone (Md.) Elementary School is accepting clothing, school supplies, toys and money to help the families that include eight children, Clingerman said.

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Three of the boys attend Hancock Middle/Senior High School, principal Warren Barrett said.

According to information provided by the fire department, the families need:

  • Girls' shirts in sizes 12 months, 6 and 10-12

  • Girls' pants in sizes 4-5 and 10-12

  • Girls' shoes in size 6 1/2

  • Boys' shirts in sizes 4T-5T and 7-8

  • Boys' pants in sizes 3T-4T, 7 and 10.

  • Boys' shoes in sizes 2 1/2 and 6 1/2-7

  • Women's shirts in sizes extra large, medium-to-large and double-extra large

  • Women's pants in 22 petite or extra-large, 16-18 and extra-large or 20-22

  • Women's shoes in sizes 2 1/2, 6 1/2-7 and 7 1/2

  • Men's shirts in sizes large, medium, double-extra large and extra large

  • Men's pants in sizes triple-extra-large or stretch, 32/30, 32/32, 38/30 and extra-large or 42/32-34

  • Men's shoes in sizes 8 1/2 triple-wide, 11 1/2 and 10 1/2
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