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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.
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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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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.
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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
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.
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February 8, 2002
Two shops back in business after building burns By JULIE E. GREENE julieg@herald-mail.com When Cindy Lum watched a fire damage The Shoe Doctor in downtown Hagerstown last April she thought she was out of a job. Lum and customers of the shoe repair business and neighboring music store, The Guitar Room, didn't have to wait long to find out both businesses would reopen. "I was going to reopen some place, just not sure where," said Nick Vindivich, owner of the 109 S. Potomac St. building housing his shoe business and five apartments.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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