Police briefs - Jan. 21

January 21, 2011

Firefighters from three counties battle shed blaze

BOONSBORO — Firefighters from three counties in Maryland and West Virginia responded to a shed fire early Friday at 6321 Clevelandtown Road near Boonsboro.

Boonsboro Deputy Fire Chief John Sherwood said the fire, which was reported at about 5:20 a.m. and took firefighters roughly 50 minutes to contain, started after the homeowner put a can of hot ashes from a wood stove near a shed filled with firewood.

“The wind just kicked up the ashes and started the fire,” Sherwood said. “There was nothing suspicious. It was accidental.”

Sherwood said he estimated the damage at $750 to $1,000.

Firefighters from Boonsboro, Fairplay, Sharpsburg, Middletown, Md., Myersville, Md., and Shepherdstown, W.Va., responded to the scene, Sherwood said.

Man might have been entering unlocked vehicles

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man might have been entering unlocked vehicles early Friday in the area of Gapland and Ketzel roads.

Anyone who has information or had items taken from their vehicles may call the sheriff’s office at 240-313-2100.

Incidents reported in Franklin County

The following incidents were reported Friday by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services:

  • At 1:24 a.m., an auto accident in the 600 block of Mower Road in Guilford Township.
  • At 3:27 a.m., a fire alarm in the 1000 block of Lincoln Way West.

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