3 teens taken to hospital after Union Mills fire

December 01, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Three people were taken to Carroll County Hospital and checked for slight smoke inhalation after a fire in a house in the 3900 block of Old Hanover Road in Union Mills Tuesday afternoon.

The blaze, which started in the upper-floor bedroom of the 15-year-old split-level house, was confined to that room, but smoke and water damaged the remainder of the building, fire officials said.

The three teen-agers taken to the hospital and another person were in the house when the fire was discovered about 3:20 p.m.

About 30 firefighters from Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Littlestown of Adams County, Pa., were dispatched to the fire in the house, located about two miles south of the Pennsylvania line and east of Route 97.

The air unit from Lineboro also responded to replenish firefighters' air tanks.

Fire officials at the scene summoned a deputy state fire marshal to investigate the cause of the afternoon blaze, which caused extensive damage to the building.

Officials also called for the county building inspector to determine the safety of the structure.

The American Red Cross was at the fire scene to aid the family, fire officials said.

Firefighters remained at the scene for more than three hours while the investigators checked for the cause of the fire and inspectors surveyed the building.

No firefighters were injured, officials said.

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