Glen Burnie

November 16, 1992

Nine families driven from homes by fire

A two-alarm fire that started in a ground-floor apartment on Summer Wind Way routed nine families from their beds yesterday morning and sent two people to a hospital for smoke inhalation, county fire officials said.

When firefighters arrived at the Rainbow View apartment complex at 7:44 a.m., they found nine residents calling for help from second- and third-floor windows, said department spokesman Capt. Gary Sheckells.

Sandy McDowell, 28, and Mark Hopkins, 20, both of the apartment complex in the 400 block of Summer Wind Way, were treated for smoke inhalation and released at University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment for smoke inhalation.

The families who lost their homes have been relocated to other units in the complex, Mr. Sheckells said.

The fire was brought under control by 8:17 a.m. Although the flames were contained in one apartment, smoke damaged 11 other units, Mr. Sheckells said.

Investigators have not determined what started the blaze, which caused an estimated $90,000 in damage.

Improvement Assoc. seeks grant for ramps

The Glen Burnie Improvement Association is requesting a $15,000 Community Development Block Grant for next year to pay for wheelchair ramps at six intersections in the older part of Glen Burnie.

The request comes in conjunction with a $100,000 sidewalk program the organization is operating with the county. Under that program, the county is paying $50,000 toward sidewalk replacement, and homeowners and the civic group split the other half.

The sloped ramps would cost about $600 apiece. Hundreds of elderly people live in a housing project at the intersection of Crain Highway and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

If the organization obtains the grant from the county, the work is scheduled to be done next year.


* Glen Burnie: A man snatched a 71-year-old woman's purse as she was walking across the parking lot of Americana Circle Apartments Saturday night.

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