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BREAKINGNEWS
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.
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NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 3, 2012
A man who died Thursday night after his apartment caught on fire east of Martinsburg was identified as Jonathan Daily, Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department Chief Marty Roberts said Saturday. Daily, 24, was found in the kitchen of his apartment at 92 Blairton Road shortly after firefighters were dispatched at 5:20 p.m., Roberts said. While the fire remains under investigation by the state Fire Marshal's Office, Roberts said it appeared that it started on the kitchen stove. Daily had burns over about 75 percent of his body, Roberts said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 18, 2011
Knitting business gets conditional use approval WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Knitting Cottage business on Monday received a conditional use approval needed to move from Hagerstown to Iron Bridge Road in Washington Township, Pa. The township supervisors approved the business for agriculturally zoned land at 6810 Iron Bridge Road, replacing a candle shop that closed at the site. Township officials said the business will sell knitting supplies and host occasional classes.
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