Police briefs

June 28, 2008

Vehicle fire causes $50,000 damage

KEEDYSVILLE -- A Friday afternoon fire that started in a vehicle's engine compartment caused $50,000 in damage to the vehicle, a motor home and the exterior of a garage, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.

The fire at 19336 Dogstreet Road started in a 2002 Ford Escape owned by Shandra Love, Deputy State Fire Marshal Jamie D. Rodeheaver said. The fire also damaged a motor home and the exterior of a garage owned by Russell Love, Rodeheaver said.

Twenty firefighters from Sharpsburg, Boonsboro, Funkstown, Fairplay and the Boonsboro substation in Rohrersville responded to the fire, which was reported at 3:56 p.m., Rodeheaver said. It took about 10 minutes for firefighters to bring the fire under control, Rodeheaver said.

Two hurt in Lappans Road crash

BOONSBORO -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Lappans Road near Devil's Backbone Park, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.


The accident happened at 4:59 p.m. and two people had to be extricated from one of the vehicles and taken to Washington County Hospital, a county 911 dispatcher said.

Malfunctioning fan causes attic fire

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A malfunctioning exhaust fan in a bathroom caused a small attic fire Friday night at 334 Belview Drive, said Lt. D.J. Brining of the Bedington Volunteer Fire Department.

The fire was called in at 9:22 p.m., and firefighters returned to the station at 10:30 p.m., Brining said.

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