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NEWS
May 23, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Several cars and recreational vehicles were submerged in floodwaters of 5 feet or more Sunday morning at an RV campground near Chambersburg, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to Twin Bridge Meadow Family Campground west of Chambersburg at about 4:50 a.m. for a water rescue, Franklin Fire Co. Chief Mark Trace said. "When we arrived, we found several campers taking on water," Trace said. The people inside were asleep and were unaware of the flooding, he said.
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NEWS
January 6, 2013
Firefighters were starting to clean up after a barn fire Sunday morning in Metal Township in northwestern Franklin County, Pa., according to Franklin County Emergency Services. No injuries had been reported, a 911 dispatcher said around 12:50 p.m. Sunday. While the fire had not officially been reported out at the scene by 12:48 p.m. Sunday, firefighters were starting to clean up at the scene, the 911 dispatcher said. The barn fire in the 10400 block of Back Road was reported at 9:43 a.m. Sunday, another dispatcher said.
NEWS
by KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | July 24, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com Maugansville firefighter Keith Hose describes his tour of duty fighting a Colorado wildfire as a vacation. "I loved every second of it," Hose said. Hose, 21, returned last week from Durango, Colo., where he was one of thousands of firefighters who fought the Missionary Ridge forest fire that charred 74,000 acres at San Juan National Park. "It all blurred into one big 14-day vacation," he said. Hose worked with a crew of 20 men and women from Maryland who "mopped up" the fire trail by smothering smoldering debris with dirt and using chain saws to remove nearby ignitable trees and brush.
NEWS
December 16, 2012
Smoke was rolling out of an oven in a Hagerstown West End apartment Sunday morning after someone baking cookies put the oven on clean mode, Hagerstown Fire Capt. Adam Hopkins said. Hagerstown firefighters responded Sunday morning to a third-floor apartment at 607 W. Washington St. for a reported kitchen fire, emergency service officials said. On clean mode, the oven door automatically locked and the oven temperature reached higher temperatures than normal for baking, Hopkins said.
NEWS
February 10, 2013
More than 15 firefighters responded to 10389 Newburg Road in Lurgan Township, Pa., on Sunday morning after receiving a report of a horse slipping through ice on a pond. When crews arrived shortly after 11 a.m., they found five or six horses standing on ice covering a large pond, according to Kevin Singer, a captain with the Newburg-Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department. One of the draft horses had fallen through the ice, Singer said. Singer said firefighters, who remained on land, used feed to lure the horses off the ice. They used rope to pull the remaining horse out of the pond.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 4, 2013
Firefighters were working to contain the damage of a house fire Monday night near Red Run Park in Washington Township, Pa. Homeowner Angie Thacker said she and her husband, Tom, were in the older portion of the house while their twins slept in their new bedrooms. The 4-year-olds each got their own second-floor room in a house addition as a Christmas present. Shortly after 8 p.m., the adults smelled something burning in the home at 12066 North Ave., Angie Thacker said. They checked heaters and the electrical panel in the basement, but nothing seemed amiss, she said.
NEWS
April 11, 2012
Firefighters responded Wednesday night to a fire smoldering on a deck on a building at 181 South Prospect St. in Hagerstown, according to a Washington County 911 dispatcher. Hagerstown Fire Department firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, which was reported at 8:02 p.m., the dispatcher said.
NEWS
July 7, 2012
Firefighters responded to a fire at a log home Saturday afternoon in the 500 block of Zig Zag Lane, a Berkeley County 911 dispatcher said. The fire was reported at 5:15 p.m., and the last units cleared the scene at about 7:45 p.m., the dispatcher said. The South Berkeley Fire Co. could not be reached for further details Saturday night.
NEWS
January 1, 2013
Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire Tuesday night in the Back Creek Valley area of Berkeley County, officials said. The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the homeowners at 195 Cherub Run, according to a Berkeley County 911 emergency dispatch supervisor. Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Co. was the primary responder to the fire, which was reported at 7:35 p.m., according to the dispatcher.
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