January 4, 1998
Man saves son in W.Va. blaze FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - A 35-year-old man was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and burns after carrying his son from a burning house early Sunday morning. Mike Kenny was in stable condition at City Hospital in Martinsburg Sunday night, according to a nursing supervisor. Bedington Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Robbie Robinson said Kenny suffered first- and second-degree burns to his arms, face and back, but the more serious concern was smoke inhalation.
January 14, 2012
The number of fatal fires in Maryland increased in 2011, but fewer people died in those blazes than in 2010, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. There were 56 fatal fires in 2011, compared with 50 in 2010, Maryland State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard said in a news release. Sixty-seven people died in fires in 2011, compared with 71 in 2010, according to the release. There was one fatal fire in Washington County. Delbert G. Summerville, 88, of 12809 The Terrace in Hagerstown, died Feb. 23, 2011, one day after being trapped in the basement of his burning home.
November 23, 1999
photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer HALFWAY - A fire that damaged a house at 1517 Sherman Ave. sent two people to the hospital Tuesday morning, according to the investigators with the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Halfway firefighters called out to the fire at 8 a.m. found flames coming out of the kitchen door and windows, according to Alan Matheny, Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway spokesman. The homeowner, Olive Hoffman, was outside when firefighters arrived.
December 19, 2010
A Brunswick man died and three others were injured in a house fire Saturday night in Brunswick, according to news releases from the Frederick County Bureau of Investigation and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighters found the deceased— identified Sunday as James Franklin Fox, 56 — in his house as they began to fight the fire, police said. The fire, at 906 East C St. in Brunswick, was reported at 7:32 p.m. Saturday through numerous 911 calls, police said.
February 27, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org A 23-year-old woman died and a man was injured Thursday afternoon in a fire that broke out in their apartment on Roxbury Road in Southampton Township, Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County said. Jennifer Leigh Helman was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital at 4:40 p.m., police said. Todd Michael Helman, 37, was treated for smoke inhalation at the hospital and released, police said. The two were sleeping in their second-floor apartment at 905 Roxbury Road when the bed caught on fire, police said.
April 15, 1999
A child was injured in a fire that started in the basement of a Hagerstown home Thursday evening, according to Deputy Chief John Latimer, of the Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Department. The child was taken to the Washington County Hospital for smoke inhalation, he said. "He was taken for observation. It wasn't serious," said Latimer. Latimer said the firefighters were called to 12828 Cathedral Ave. around 7 p.m. by the homeowners. He did not know their names. The homeowners told the Washington County Fire and Rescue dispatcher that an electrical fire had started in the basement of their brick ranch home, said Latimer.
July 15, 1998
INWOOD, W.Va. - It took firefighters about four hours Tuesday afternoon to control a hay fire at a farm on Valley View Acres Road in Inwood. South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Company Capt. Kenny Barrett said the fire at the farm of David DeHaven was called in at about 3:15 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they found about 200 round bales of hay between two barns on fire. Barrett said front-end loaders were used to separate the bales into two fires in order to better control them.
February 1, 2004
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Washington Township woman died Saturday morning as a result of a fire at her Orchard Road home, according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner. Carol R. Ausherman, 46, of 11341 Orchard Road, died from smoke inhalation, Conner said. Conner said Ausherman was found in her living room. The fire was reported by a neighbor shortly before 10 a.m., according to Lt. Bob Blizzard of the Waynesboro Fire Department. Firefighters were at the scene until 11:38 a.m., he said.
January 28, 2008
Gunmen sought in W.Va. robbery MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two masked men robbed residents of a Martinsburg-area home at gunpoint Friday night, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department press release. No one was injured in the altercation, which was reported at 8:52 p.m., police said. Sheriff's Deputy Daniel White and other deputies responded within two minutes to a report of a robbery in progress at 108 Cotta Lane, which is east of Martinsburg off Jenny Wren Drive, police said.