Fire forces evacuation of Omega-Arkay building CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

March 31, 1993

About 40 employees of the Omega-Arkay Co. were forced to evacuate the building in the 100 block of Shaeffer Ave. when a fire erupted in the men's room early Tuesday morning.

The blaze, discovered in a closet in the restroom about 7 a.m., was extinguished by the sprinkler system before firefighters arrived.

"The only loss was the rolls of toilet paper that burned," said Cindy Wesolowski, vice president of the firm that makes professional photographic and darkroom equipment. "The company was open as usual."

When the one sprinkler head in the men's room activated, hundreds of gallons of water spread over the concrete floor of a large connecting room where some of the firm's products are displayed. The water was removed by firefighters. The state fire marshal's office is investigating.Local Marine finishes his basic training

Marine Pfc. James Scheufele recently completed basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

During the training period, recruits are taught the basics of battlefield survival, introduced to military routine, physical conditioning, first-aid, rifle marksmanship and close-order drill.

Pfc. Scheufele is the son of James W. and Joy D. Scheufele of Finksburg. He is a 1992 graduate of Liberty High School and joined the Marine Corps last October.

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