A Carroll County couple was injured yesterday when their car collided with a fire engine on its way to a fire in the Gamber area, according to the state police.
Elizabeth Ann Meadows, 49, and her husband, Lloyd Washington Meadows, 53, of the 5900 block of Woodbine Road, Woodbine, were flown by state police helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, the police said.
Mrs. Meadows was reported in serious but stable condition and her husband in fair condition last night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
The four firefighters on the fire engine from the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department were uninjured in the crash, police said.
The police said the accident occurred on Route 91 at Deer Park Road just after 5 a.m., as the fire engine was headed for a blaze at a house that had been under construction on Constellation Way in the Gamber area.
In an unrelated incident in Carroll County yesterday morning, a multiple-alarm fire destroyed a vacant warehouse in Finksburg, according to fire officials.
Capt. Donald W. Love, of the Reese Volunteer Fire Department, said the fire on the property of the Shipley Transfer Co. on Emory Road, just north of Route 140, was reported at 1:46 a.m..
By the time firefighters arrived, the three-story brick and metal building -- once used as a distillery -- was engulfed in flames, Captain Love said. He said 25 pieces of fire apparatus and about 100 firefighters were needed to bring the blaze under control just after 5 a.m..
The building, valued at about $50,000, was destroyed, he said. Officials said no injuries were reported.