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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 18, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A confessed arsonist was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison, with all but seven years suspended, for setting a fire at a Hagerstown apartment complex in 2007. Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. also sentenced Jason Todd Burkett, 26, of Middletown, Md., to four years of supervised probation. Burkett also is required to pay $3,500 in restitution to Washington Gardens Apartments for damage caused by the fire that spread to four apartments on Oct. 6, 2007.
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by DAVE McMILLION | February 3, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Fire erupted in a heater in a Jefferson High School computer lab Wednesday and school officials believe as many as 30 computers were destroyed. Damage to the lab was estimated at $25,000, Principal Sheri Hoff said. Deputy state Fire Marshal Matt Hutchinson and other investigators late Wednesday afternoon examined the area where the fire started, but were unable to determine how the blaze started, said Ed Smith, chief of Independent Fire Co. Investigators collected samples of burned material, which will be sent to the West Virginia State Police crime lab in Charleston, W.Va.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | June 16, 2012
“When one is hurting, we all are hurting,” Bobby Hays said. The pastor of Hays' church, the Rev. Tim Fisher, was indeed hurting. His half brother, Kenneth Goins, 50, lost his daughter, Hope, 3, to injuries sustained in an April apartment fire on Summit Avenue. The fire also claimed the life of Goins' 43-year-old wife, Patricia. “We felt a need to help out (Fisher) and his family,” Hays said. “Whatever we can do, we wanted to do.” The desire to help inspired a spaghetti dinner Saturday at the Best Western Grand Venice Hotel Wedding and Conference Center to benefit the Hope Goins Fund.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 2, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. --Two children who were riding in a car that was being chased by police Friday were flown to hospitals for treatment after the driver crashed into a metal sign pole in front of a restaurant on Lincoln Way East near Chambersburg, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police. Trooper Ed Asbury said a girl was flown by helicopter to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center and a boy was flown to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The driver was taken to York (Pa.) Hospital, police said.
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July 7, 2005
The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls since Tuesday, Cpl. Roy Harsh said: On Tuesday: At 9:41 a.m., credit cards were reported stolen out of a Kia Spectra parked in the 11200 block of Youngstoun Drive. At 10:56 a.m., a $304 check from a business was reported illegally cashed in the first block of West Potomac Parkway in Williamsport. At 11:03 a.m., several fire extinguishers and a radio were reported stolen from a boat at Bower's Marine, at 17815 Virginia Ave. At 11:06 a.m., a mailbox in the 13800 block of McIntosh Circle was reported damaged.
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January 24, 2000
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg left photo: DON AINES; bottom photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Fire ripped through a warehouse in downtown Greencastle Monday, critically injuring a Mercersburg, Pa., man and damaging a mobile home and a garage when the warehouse walls collapsed. cont. from front page Terry Metcalfe, age unavailable, of 11760 Punch Bowl Road, was inside the burning Vision Warehousing & Distribution Inc. at 255 N. Carlisle St., for an hour before firefighters pulled him to safety.
NEWS
June 6, 2003
A powder-based fire extinguishing system worked properly, keeping a fire in a Hagers-town auto body shop's paint hood from spreading Thursday morning, city Deputy Fire Chief Ron Horn said. "It did exactly what it was supposed to do," Horn said. Fire broke out inside the paint booth at Hub City Auto Body and Painting at 757 Frederick St. at about 10:15 a.m. A heat-sensitive switch turned on the extinguisher, and it took about 20 responding firefighters 10 minutes to put the flames out, Horn said.
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August 28, 2008
A Paramount Elementary School student on Thursday afternoon discovered a fire in the school's music room. The fire was quickly extinguished and was out by the time firefighters arrived, Maryland State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said in a news release. The fire caused about $100 in damage, according to Ernst. Authorities determined the fire was accidental, caused by an electrical malfunction that ignited combustible material near an outlet, Ernst said. Paramount Elementary School is at 19410 Longmeadow Road.
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February 5, 2012
Hagerstown firefighters put out a kitchen fire Sunday afternoon that was contained to the first floor of a house near City Park, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. No one was injured, the 911 supervisor said. The fire at 643 Highland Way was accidental and attributed to cooking, said Mark Cleck, battalion chief for the Hagerstown Fire Department. The 5:36 p.m. fire spread across the stove, hood area, some cabinets and part of the ceiling before firefighters put it out, Cleck said.
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April 21, 2003
Owners: Kevin and Diane Keeney. Address: 210 Strickler Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. Opening date: March 2003. Products and services: Fire extinguisher service and sales includes annual inspection, maintenance and hydrotesting. Also, emergency and exit lighting repair and service. Market area: Washington, Frederick and Carroll counties in Maryland; Franklin, Adams, Fulton and Cumberland counties in Pennsylvania. How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it?
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