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August 21, 1994

Flooding at mall closes Social Security office

The Social Security office in Tollgate Mall closed Wednesday until further notice due to flooding.

Workers are moving case files and office equipment to nearby Social Security offices to prevent further water damage, said Linda Benson, of the Social Security Administration in Baltimore.

Clients who need assistance with pending cases should call the Social Security Administration in Baltimore at (800) 772-1213 to determine which office has their case files.

Meeting planned about rubble landfill

Residents living near the Oak Avenue rubble landfill in Joppa plan to voice concerns about the disposal operation at a public meeting Tuesday.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Towne Baptist Church, 536 Trimble Road.

The Rev. Michael Pigott, the church pastor, said residents are calling on local and state elected officials to address their concerns about noise, dust and other annoyances from the landfill. Residents say they also are concerned that government oversight of the landfill is lax and that vibrations from heavy equipment could damage homes and other structures in the neighborhood.

A state permit for the landfill, which accepts construction debris and other nonhazardous waste, is up for renewal.

Fire remains under investigation

The cause of a two-alarm fire that destroyed a one-story masonry home in Aberdeen early Tuesday remains under investigation, fire officials said.

Michael Kleinsorgen, the owner, was not home in the 600 block of Mahan Road when the fire began about 5:30 a.m. It was reported by a passing motorist, Deputy Fire Marshal Allen L. Ward said.

The house was engulfed in flames when about 40 volunteers from Aberdeen, Level, Darlington and Havre de Grace arrived, Mr. Ward said. No one was injured, he said.

NB Damage to the structure and contents was estimated at $40,000.

$50,000 fire chars Edgewood townhouse

Fire destroyed the interior of a two-story frame townhouse in the Meadowood neighborhood of Edgewood Monday. There were no injuries.

A neighbor reported the fire in the 1600 block of Candlewood Court shortly before noon after hearing a smoke detector alarm. The occupants of the house, Tammy Lee Kistner and her 2-year-old daughter, were not at home at the time of the fire. The fire marshal said the fire began in the living room, apparently accidentally.

Damage was estimated at $50,000.

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