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NEWS
April 27, 2012
No one was injured Friday afternoon in a fire at 96 Walter Ave. in Greencastle. J.R. Koons, deputy fire chief of the Greencastle Rescue Hose Co., said the fire call was dispatched as a camper fire around 2:30 p.m. When Greencastle police arrived on the scene, Koons said the house also was involved in the fire. Most of the fire damage was contained to the camper and the adjacent carport. But Koons said the living room of the ranch-style home sustained water damage and ceiling damage in the living room.
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NEWS
May 23, 2012
The cause of a fire in a home last week in Jefferson County has not been determined, but it appears to be accidental in nature, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Patrick Barker. The fire at 264 First St. in Shenandoah Junction apparently started on the second floor in the central hallway, Barker said. The home is estimated to be about 100 years old, and the wiring will be examined further, he said. Three volunteer firefighters injured while battling the fire on May 16 were treated at hospitals and released, officials said Wednesday.
NEWS
July 7, 2013
No one was home during a mobile home fire in northeastern Martinsburg Sunday morning, a Martinsburg Fire Department official said. The cause of the fire on Twigg Drive was still being investigated, Fire Investigator Jonathan Sink said Sunday morning. Fire damage was limited to one room, but there was smoke damage to the rest of the home, he said. The fire was reported at 12:59 a.m. Sunday, according to Berkeley County Emergency Services. The mobile home is in a small mobile home park on Twigg Drive, which is between Athletic Street and Northwestern Avenue.
NEWS
by DON AINES | June 16, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com ST. THOMAS, PA. - A family of four was staying with relatives after their home was heavily damaged by fire Tuesday morning, according to the St. Thomas Volunteer Fire Co. "My son lit one of his toys on fire and threw it in the closet," Christy McFadden of 4417 Gary Way said Tuesday afternoon. McFadden said she was at home with her two sons, ages 3 years and 18 months, and two children she was baby-sitting when the fire started. Although it was a child-proof grill lighter, McFadden said her son somehow managed to light it. McFadden said her husband, James, was at work when the fire started.
NEWS
August 29, 2012
The cause of a fire Wednesday afternoon at a vacant house in the 16000 block of National Pike was being investigated by Maryland's Office of the State Fire Marshal. The fire at 16612 National Pike was called in at 5:34 p.m., said Lt. Brandon Grinder of the Maugansville Volunteer Fire Co. Damage to the two-story frame house was estimated at $50,000 to $60,000, he said. The fire originated in the attic, but the cause was undetermined as of Wednesday night, Grinder said. He said the house had no electrical service.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2013
Halfway resident Bob Keplinger said he was in his basement Saturday night when he heard pounding on his front door. He needed to get something from upstairs anyway so he headed up the steps.  When he smelled smoke, he grabbed a fire extinguisher. Then he heard more banging, this time at his back door. When Keplinger stepped outside, he saw his two-car garage engulfed in flames, and he knew the small fire extinguisher was no match for the fire that would spread to the back of his house, he said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2013
More than $19 million was spent to rebuild the Big Slackwater section of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park near Williamsport, a massive project along the Potomac River that involved 121 columns bolted into rock to support elevated walkways. Bradley Clawson, chief ranger for the C&O Canal, thought the new concrete spans would be popular among fishermen. But Clawson said he never imagined the problem that has cropped up on the new section. People have been building fires on the walkway, and one of the blazes was so big that it damaged the surface of the walkway, leaving a pothole in the path.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 25, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. -A light used to illuminate work being done in the attic that was either dropped into blown insulation or was forgotten and left on was listed as the cause of a fire on Thursday that caused serious damage to Henicle's Market north of Waynesboro, borough Fire Marshal Jerry Hartman said Friday. The store, at 11359 Anthony Highway north of Waynesboro will be reopened as soon as possible, said Kerry Bumbaugh, who said he is one of the store's owners.
NEWS
April 25, 2004
Ford Explorer flips on Pennsylvania Ave. A Hagerstown man escaped serious injury Friday morning after his Ford Explorer flipped over on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown, Hagerstown Police said. Two people in a Jeep Wrangler also involved in the accident, however, were taken to Washington County Hospital with minor injuries after the 8 a.m. accident, police said. Richard Williams, 25, was trying to turn left from Haven Road onto Pennsylvania Avenue when his Explorer hit the Jeep, driven by Brooks Heyser, 18, of Hagerstown, police said.
NEWS
April 19, 1997
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Thursday fire that caused minor injuries to two Chambersburg firefighters, and minor damage to a historic local building, is believed to have started when sparks from welding equipment ignited coal dust in the basement, fire officials said Friday. Workers are gutting the four-story brick building owned by Menno Haven, a complex for the elderly on Philadelphia Avenue, in preparation for its renovation into a 55-unit apartment complex, said Conrad Peachey, executive vice president of Menno Haven.
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