Bel Air police save 2 children from fireTwo children were...

POLICE BEAT

December 06, 1992

Bel Air police save 2 children from fire

Two children were pulled to safety during a fire at their house in Bel Air after they tried to run inside to get their mother.

The children, Jesse Leonard, 3, and Joshua Leonard, 2, were pulled to safety Tuesday by Bel Air police who responded to a report of a fire in the 300 block of George St.

Wendolyn Leonard, 23, the children's mother, tried to put the fire out before escaping through a first-floor window, said Bob Thomas, deputy state fire marshal.

Deputy Thomas said the fire, reported about 10:30 a.m., had started in a first-floor playroom where the children were playing with matches and ignited toys. Firefighters from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company put out the fire in minutes, he said.

Damage to the two-story house was estimated at $500.

Mrs. Leonard declined medical treatment for herself and her children, Deputy Thomas said.

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