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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.
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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.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2011
Devastated by a fire six months ago, M&K Market will reopen Wednesday with the same clean, fresh and friendly motto, and a few surprises. Owner Mark Schetrompt can’t wait to see the look on customers’ faces when the doors open at 8 a.m. Wednesday. “People have been calling and asking when we’re going to reopen,” Schetrompt said. “I said right away that I’m going to reopen. It’s going to take me time, but I’m going to reopen.” M&K Market, at 11359 Anthony Highway (Pa. 997)
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | March 24, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Robert Brooks was putting together a puzzle on the floor with his 3-year-old son when he heard his neighbors' smoke alarms going off and saw smoke when he looked outside. At first, Brooks thought his neighbors in the duplex were grilling, but then there was a knock on the door and he realized the other side of the house was on fire. "I picked up my son and just ran out," Brooks said. The fire reported just before 6 p.m. Thursday at 259 Ringgold St. gutted two rooms in that side of the duplex and damaged a second-floor bathroom of Brooks' side at 257 Ringgold St. The fire started in a pan as Krystle Peli made supper.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 24, 2009
BUNKER HILL, W.Va. -- A 48-year-old woman was carried from a burning town house south of Inwood, W.Va., early Thursday by two men who saw the flames as they were driving by on Winchester Avenue, police said. Patricia "Pat" Miller, 48, was in critical but stable condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Friday evening, according to a hospital spokesman. Police previously said the woman was being treated for severe smoke inhalation at City Hospital in Martinsburg, where she was initially taken.
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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | February 15, 2008
ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - Firefighters on Thursday afternoon returned to a home in the Beartown area of Washington Township, Pa., for the third time in two months. The Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue Squad was called to 11114 Woodring Lane at 1:15 p.m. and remained there for three hours, Administrator Patrick E. Fleagle said. Firefighters went to the single-story home at Christmastime when problems arose with heat tape that had been applied to pipes, Fire Chief Jim Meek said. A small fire shortly thereafter remained under investigation by the Washington Township Police Department, he said.
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