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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 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
February 5, 2012
The Wolfsville Ruritan Club is about to start its 55th year of service to the community. The new officers for 2012 were installed at the Cozy Restaurant Dec. 19 by Zone 3 Gov. Paul Spurrier. The officers are: president, Joe Hawkins; vice president, David Fogle; secretary, Bill Price; treasurer, Doug Martin; and three board members, Zene Wolfe, Mary Wiles and Bob Condon.   The club consists of 44 members, who with the assistance of many volunteers, held 12 fundraisers in 2011.  The biggest events were two country butcherings and the Catoctin Antique Gas Engine Show.
NEWS
by ROBERT SNYDER | February 10, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. martinsburg@herald-mail.com A fire that broke out in the home of a 98-year-old Martinsburg woman Wednesday night has been ruled an accident, Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said Thursday. The woman, identified by Games-Neely as Alma Miller, was found dead in the rear kitchen of her two-story brick house at 527 S. Raleigh St. by members of the Martinsburg Fire Department after firefighters responded to a call there about 8:23 p.m., said Capt.
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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