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Three evaluated at scene after home fire

March 24, 2009

LEITERSBURG -- Three people were evaluated at the scene of a Monday evening furnace fire at 21765 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road but refused further medical treatment, emergency dispatchers said Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported at 7:48 p.m. by a resident who said there was smoke and fire coming from the furnace in the home, a dispatcher said.

Firefighters from Leitersburg were joined by personnel from Smithsburg, Long Meadow and Mount Aetna, as well as medical personnel from Community Rescue Service and Smithsburg.

The last piece of equipment cleared the scene at 9:20 p.m. No fire marshal was called.

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