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by DAVE McMILLION | February 9, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A woman was found dead Wednesday night in the kitchen area of a two-story brick home in Martinsburg after fire broke out there, a fire official said. Members of the Martinsburg Fire Department found the woman minutes after entering the back of the home at 537 S. Raleigh St., Capt. Steve Canby said. "They were knocking it down and that's when they came in contact with her," Canby said. He said firefighters were trying to determine the woman's identity and what caused the fire.
March 3, 2013
No injuries were reported from a fire Sunday morning that left a house in the southern end of the county uninhabitable, Boonsboro Fire Chief Oley Griffith said. The state fire marshal's office was investigating the cause of the fire at 2625 Kaetzel Road, Griffith said. Firefighters were dispatched to the fire at 8:46 a.m. Sunday, a 911 supervisor said. A fire in a finished basement in a remodeled log house spread upstairs, Griffith said. There was fire damage to the basement and first floor, and smoke damage to the second floor, he said.
September 5, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The M&K Market grocery store and deli was closed after a Saturday night fire, Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department Chief David Martin said Sunday. Nobody was hurt in the fire, which was reported when the store was closed, Martin said. Approximately 60 firefighters went to the fire northeast of Waynesboro, which was reported by several people Saturday night, Martin said. The fire at the 11359 Anthony Highway store, which was once a Henicle's Market, was reported at 10:03 p.m. Saturday, according to Franklin County Emergency Services.
April 14, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A fire that appeared to start in the living room of a mobile home displaced a Martinsburg-area family on Tuesday, Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department 1st Lt. Dennis Soward said. No one was injured in the fire at 56 Majestic Drive, Soward said. The cause of the fire, which was reported at 5:26 p.m., is under investigation. Flames could be seen coming out of the front of the home when firefighters arrived, but fire damage was contained to the living room of the double-wide trailer, Soward said.
February 15, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Three people were displaced by a Wednesday night fire in an apartment house on Philadelphia Avenue, said William Dubbs, acting chief of Chambersburg Emergency Services. The 11:44 p.m. fire started in the upstairs apartment of Richard and Thelma Mackey at 548 Philadelphia Ave., Dubbs said. Fire was coming out of the windows of the enclosed rear porch by the time firefighters arrived, he said. Thelma Mackey awoke to go to the bathroom, noticed the smoke and escaped from the apartment, Dubbs said.
By DAVE McMILLION | | 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.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | May 16, 2012
Three volunteer firefighters were injured Wednesday morning while battling a house fire at 264 First St. in Shenandoah Junction, a fire company official said. Two of the injured firefighters from the Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Fire Department were taken toWashington, D.C., for treatment of what appeared to be nonlife-threatening burns, according to Chief Ben Money of the Citizens Fire Co. in Charles Town, W.Va. The firefighters were part of a team that were battling the blaze inside the home, Money said.
by JENNIFER FITCH | June 19, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Firefighters returning from a Sunday morning fire that left eight people homeless on West Washington Street were called to a fire that consumed 30 acres of a hayfield in nearby Rippon, W.Va., in Jefferson County, officials said. The fire at 306 W. Washington St., reported at 10:49 a.m., "burnt up one apartment and severely damaged two others" on the fourth floor, said Chief Ed Smith of Independent Fire Co. A business, Children's Ministries, occupies the first floor of the building owned by Carlos Viederhauser, while apartments are on the second, third and fourth floors.
By DAVE McMILLION | February 26, 2009
Hagerstown firefighters responding to a house fire Thursday afternoon resuscitated a dog overcome by smoke, a Hagerstown Fire Department spokesman said. The 4 p.m. fire at 257 Belview Ave. was caused by something left on a stove in a basement, and the fire damage was mostly contained to the area around the stove, Battalion Chief Randy Myers said. A woman who lived in the house off Pennsylvania Avenue returned home and smoke rolled out the door as she tried to enter, Myers said.
September 10, 2000
Poodle dies in Pa. house blaze By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal was to be called in to investigate a fire that killed a family pet and caused extensive damage to a Greene Township home Sunday afternoon. Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Co. Deputy Chief Bobby Albrecht estimated damage at about $30,000 to home of Richard and Naomi Kissinger, 2962 Cook Road. The cause of the fire, which began in a first-floor den to the rear of the house, had not been determined Sunday afternoon.
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