Taneytown * Union Bridge * New Windsor * Uniontown


January 11, 1993

Fire leaves woman, 3 girls homeless

A two-alarm fire at 1702 Hoke Road in New Windsor left a 33-year-old woman and her three daughters homeless Saturday afternoon.

The blaze, which firefighters contained in about 20 minutes, began in the living room of the one-story, wood-frame rancher at 2:12 p.m., said Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor.

No one was injured in the fire, Mr. Taylor said.

The residents -- Karen Marie Tarr and her daughters, age 3, 6 and 12 -- were not home at the time, having spent the night at a relative's home next door, Mr. Taylor said.

Some 40 firefighters from the New Windsor, Union Bridge, Winfield, Westminster and Libertytown companies remained on the scene for about four hours.

Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the fire, Mr. Taylor said, but arson is not suspected.

Blankets will be sent to Mother Teresa

The New Windsor Distribution Center has received a trailer-load of new blankets from Lutheran World Relief.

The blankets will be packed and shipped to Mother Teresa in India within the next week, said Loretta Wolf, director of material resources. The relief organization is responding to a request from its contacts in the Asian country.

"Once we get clearance from the Indian government, we can ship the order," she said.

This shipment will be the second the center has processed for Lutheran World Relief. In October, the organization sent blankets and clothing to Somalia through New Windsor, said Ms. Wolf.


* New Windsor: An automobile fire on Old New Windsor Road was extinguished by units from the town at 1:39 p.m. Thursday. They were out for 41 minutes.

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