Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber


April 07, 1993

Sykesville man charged with setting fire at house

An 18-year-old Sykesville man who allegedly started a fire inside a vacant Eldersburg house to keep warm was released on $20,000 bond Monday night after his arrest on an arson charge.

Scott Kelly Gamber of the 6300 block of Barnett Ave. was charged with one count of arson in the Feb. 26 blaze that extensively damaged an old house next to the Exxon station at Routes 26 and 32.

Deputy Fire Marshal Frank M. Rauschenberg arrested Mr. Gamber Monday after a month-long investigation of the fire.

Mr. Rauschenberg said the fire was started on the second floor of the building to give warmth for Mr. Gamber and two juveniles who were in the house with him.

Investigators said the building had long been vacant, and there was evidence that it had been used for drinking parties.

No one was injured in the 4:30 a.m. fire. The juveniles were not charged.


* Eldersburg: Sykesville and Gamber responded to a fire alarm on Bartholow Road at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out for five minutes.

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