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By ANDREA ROWLAND | April 23, 1999
ROHRERSVILLE - An electric clothes dryer was the most probable ignition source for an explosion that leveled a Rohrersville home Thursday evening, according to Maryland state fire marshals. Three people were hurt in the 2213 Kaetzel Road explosion, which sparked a fire and hurled debris hundreds of feet, according to fire officials. Homeowners George Carey, 62, and his wife, Jane, who is in her mid-50s, were listed in serious condition on Friday night at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., hospital officials said.
NEWS
February 13, 1998
Lice treating tips The Berkeley County Health Department offers the following suggestions for treating head lice: Treat the entire family when a child comes home with lice. After using a lice-killing shampoo, such as Kwell or A-200 Pyrinalte, use a comb to remove any eggs remaining in the hair. Wash clothing, bed sheets and towels in hot water, expose to a hot iron or tumble in a clothes dryer for at least one minute. Spray upholstered furniture, mattresses and car seats with an insecticide.
NEWS
July 6, 2010
Dryer fire causes about $5,000 in damage to home SHARPSBURG -- A fire that started in a clothes dryer caused about $5,000 in damages to a two-story house Saturday at 234 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire occurred at about 5:25 p.m. and took firefighters roughly five minutes to control, according to a press release from the fire marshal's office. The fire also damaged about $100 worth of contents inside the house. Twenty firefighters from Sharpsburg, Fairplay, Boonsboro and Jefferson County, W.Va.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | December 13, 1999
The Hagerstown Fire Department was called to fight two blazes that damaged homes Sunday, one on South Cannon Avenue and the other on Clarendon Street. The fire at a home in the 300 block of South Cannon Avenue started in a second story bedroom around 2:15 p.m., according to Hagerstown Fire Department Captain Brian Pile. When the call was dispatched, it was thought that two children might have been trapped inside, he said. No one was found inside during a search of the home and the children were located elsewhere.
NEWS
December 22, 2012
Several local emergency crews responded Saturday to a house fire at 11183 Big Pool Road. In an email, Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company Chief Michael L. Reid wrote that the two-story home was a complete loss. He wrote that the fire started in a clothes dryer. Five people in Steven Wood's family lived there, Reid wrote. The fire company posted a photo of the destroyed house on its Facebook page and asked if the community could help the two men, two women and 3-year-old boy who lived there.
NEWS
November 27, 2001
Nursing home fills with smoke from dryer fire By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town More than 50 people were evacuated from IHS Nursing Home Sunday night after the building filled with smoke from a fire in a clothes dryer, said fire officials. Cheryl Carnes, administrator of the nursing home, said about 51 residents of the nursing home were taken to the cafeteria at Charles Town Junior High School, which is behind the nursing home along W.Va. 9 east.
NEWS
BY DON AINES | May 13, 2006
FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA. A fire at a Chambersburg duplex on Friday displaced six people from their homes, and another fire in Waynesboro destroyed a vacant house in the borough. A clothes dryer is believed to be the cause of the Friday morning's two-alarm fire at the Chambersburg duplex. "I just left a little while ago to do a job here in Chambersburg ... This is what I came home to," Dave Combs, who lived at 352 W. Burkhart Ave., said as he surveyed the damage. "I'm looking for my dog ... I don't see him. " Combs said his Jack Russell terrier was in the yard when he left.
NEWS
July 8, 1999
On laundry day, I always wonder how good an environmentalist I really am. I dread watching the clothes hamper fill up. I suspect I wear my clothes too many times before washing them, so I can postpone the inevitable. But the day of reckoning always comes. [cont. from lifestyle ] I try to be as ecological about it as I can, with one big exception. If I were truly concerned about environmental factors, I would take my clothes to a Laundromat. That would be like renting a washer and dryer instead of owning my own. But I hate going to Laundromats.
NEWS
By SHOVAL RESNICK | September 18, 2007
"I have long believed, as have many before me, that peaceful relations between nations require mutual respect between individuals. " - President Dwight D. Eisenhower In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower hosted a team of American leaders in creating the People to People Student Ambassador Programs. The program sends America's youths to other countries in the hopes that meeting and getting to know people in other lands might bring peace to the volatile world in which they reside.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | October 31, 2011
The problem with being part of a calamity is that you can't hear the electronic media reports about what miserable sots you are. We had no power, so, of course, I was the last to know of the recent storm's malice, a disaster that the New York Times said “had far greater impact on daily life than Tropical Storm Irene.” It sure did on mine. I'll say right up front that I have all the respect in the world for the power company and its line crews. I fundamentally know that they'll get electricity to me as soon as they can. But I also understand the demographic realities.
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NEWS
December 22, 2012
Several local emergency crews responded Saturday to a house fire at 11183 Big Pool Road. In an email, Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company Chief Michael L. Reid wrote that the two-story home was a complete loss. He wrote that the fire started in a clothes dryer. Five people in Steven Wood's family lived there, Reid wrote. The fire company posted a photo of the destroyed house on its Facebook page and asked if the community could help the two men, two women and 3-year-old boy who lived there.
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OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | October 31, 2011
The problem with being part of a calamity is that you can't hear the electronic media reports about what miserable sots you are. We had no power, so, of course, I was the last to know of the recent storm's malice, a disaster that the New York Times said “had far greater impact on daily life than Tropical Storm Irene.” It sure did on mine. I'll say right up front that I have all the respect in the world for the power company and its line crews. I fundamentally know that they'll get electricity to me as soon as they can. But I also understand the demographic realities.
NEWS
July 6, 2010
Dryer fire causes about $5,000 in damage to home SHARPSBURG -- A fire that started in a clothes dryer caused about $5,000 in damages to a two-story house Saturday at 234 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The fire occurred at about 5:25 p.m. and took firefighters roughly five minutes to control, according to a press release from the fire marshal's office. The fire also damaged about $100 worth of contents inside the house. Twenty firefighters from Sharpsburg, Fairplay, Boonsboro and Jefferson County, W.Va.
NEWS
By SHOVAL RESNICK | September 18, 2007
"I have long believed, as have many before me, that peaceful relations between nations require mutual respect between individuals. " - President Dwight D. Eisenhower In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower hosted a team of American leaders in creating the People to People Student Ambassador Programs. The program sends America's youths to other countries in the hopes that meeting and getting to know people in other lands might bring peace to the volatile world in which they reside.
NEWS
BY DON AINES | May 13, 2006
FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA. A fire at a Chambersburg duplex on Friday displaced six people from their homes, and another fire in Waynesboro destroyed a vacant house in the borough. A clothes dryer is believed to be the cause of the Friday morning's two-alarm fire at the Chambersburg duplex. "I just left a little while ago to do a job here in Chambersburg ... This is what I came home to," Dave Combs, who lived at 352 W. Burkhart Ave., said as he surveyed the damage. "I'm looking for my dog ... I don't see him. " Combs said his Jack Russell terrier was in the yard when he left.
NEWS
November 27, 2001
Nursing home fills with smoke from dryer fire By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town More than 50 people were evacuated from IHS Nursing Home Sunday night after the building filled with smoke from a fire in a clothes dryer, said fire officials. Cheryl Carnes, administrator of the nursing home, said about 51 residents of the nursing home were taken to the cafeteria at Charles Town Junior High School, which is behind the nursing home along W.Va. 9 east.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | December 13, 1999
The Hagerstown Fire Department was called to fight two blazes that damaged homes Sunday, one on South Cannon Avenue and the other on Clarendon Street. The fire at a home in the 300 block of South Cannon Avenue started in a second story bedroom around 2:15 p.m., according to Hagerstown Fire Department Captain Brian Pile. When the call was dispatched, it was thought that two children might have been trapped inside, he said. No one was found inside during a search of the home and the children were located elsewhere.
NEWS
July 8, 1999
On laundry day, I always wonder how good an environmentalist I really am. I dread watching the clothes hamper fill up. I suspect I wear my clothes too many times before washing them, so I can postpone the inevitable. But the day of reckoning always comes. [cont. from lifestyle ] I try to be as ecological about it as I can, with one big exception. If I were truly concerned about environmental factors, I would take my clothes to a Laundromat. That would be like renting a washer and dryer instead of owning my own. But I hate going to Laundromats.
NEWS
By ANDREA ROWLAND | April 23, 1999
ROHRERSVILLE - An electric clothes dryer was the most probable ignition source for an explosion that leveled a Rohrersville home Thursday evening, according to Maryland state fire marshals. Three people were hurt in the 2213 Kaetzel Road explosion, which sparked a fire and hurled debris hundreds of feet, according to fire officials. Homeowners George Carey, 62, and his wife, Jane, who is in her mid-50s, were listed in serious condition on Friday night at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., hospital officials said.
NEWS
February 13, 1998
Lice treating tips The Berkeley County Health Department offers the following suggestions for treating head lice: Treat the entire family when a child comes home with lice. After using a lice-killing shampoo, such as Kwell or A-200 Pyrinalte, use a comb to remove any eggs remaining in the hair. Wash clothing, bed sheets and towels in hot water, expose to a hot iron or tumble in a clothes dryer for at least one minute. Spray upholstered furniture, mattresses and car seats with an insecticide.
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