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NEWS
June 7, 1997
SMITHSBURG - A smoke detector was found to be inoperable in a fire early Friday at an apartment building at 8 S. Main St., according to Maryland fire marshals. Fire damage was confined to the apartment occupied by John Charles Johnson, 35, according to fire marshals. There was minor smoke damage throughout the three-unit building. The cause of the 1:29 a.m. fire is under investigation. The smoke detector in Johnson's apartment had been disconnected from the electric power source, according to Deputy Fire Marshal Charles Cronauer.
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NEWS
February 14, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police said Thursday they are investigating a fire that caused about $2,500 damage to a porch that was under construction at a house in the 500 block of Feaster Road. A contractor discovered the fire damage when the worker returned to the house in Guilford Township on Thursday, state police said. It is believed the fire occurred between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. The fire was not burning when the contractor went to the house Thursday, police said.
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
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.
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
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
March 18, 2002
Fire offical says man died in W.Va. accident HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A man died Friday evening after his car ran off the road and into a tree, a Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Co. official said. The man's identity was not available. Jefferson County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident, but no deputies could be reached for comment Friday night. The man was driving north on Chestnut Hill Road toward U.S. 340 between 6:30 and 7 p.m. when his Mitsubishi crossed the center line and the opposite lane, said Fire Lt. P.J. Dougherty.
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.
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