Explosion forces evacuation of 150

June 27, 1994

A minor explosion and electrical fire at a dry cleaning business forced the evacuation of 150 employees and patrons from the Oakland Mills Village Center for about 45 minutes about 11:30 a.m. Friday.

The fire at Oakland Mills Cleaners in the 5800 block of Robert Oliver Place caused about $10,000 damage, said Bob Wiseman, a spokesman for the county's Department of Fire and Rescue Services.

No injuries were reported, and investigators had not determined the cause of the blaze by late Friday.

POLICE LOG

* Long Reach: 8300 block of Tamar Drive: Jewelry was stolen from a home Thursday, police said.

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