Five chimney fires flare across county

April 25, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Chimney fires erupted across Carroll on Thursday, accounting for five of the six calls for firefighters.

The first chimney fire was reported at 10:32 a.m. in a house on Clear Ridge Road. Engines from New Windsor, Union Bridge and Taneytown were out for 60 minutes.

At 4:22 p.m. Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia responded to a chimney fire in a house on Fairmount Road. Firefighters were out for 45 minutes.

Firefighters from Westminster and Reese were dispatched to a house on Bell Road when a chimney fire was reported at 8:25 p.m. They were out for 51 minutes.

At 9:58 p.m. engines from Taneytown, Harney and Pleasant Valley were sent to a chimney fire on Sells Mill Road. Firefighters were out for 84 minutes, primarily because of extensive cleanup. Officials said the fire did not damage the house.

Taneytown, Harney, Pleasant Valley and Union Bridge responded at 10:08 p.m. to a chimney fire at a house on Broad Street in Taneytown. They were out 36 minutes.

Carroll firefighters have responded to 136 chimney fires since Dec. 1.

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