Garage fire causes $20,000 in damage

September 28, 1994

Firefighters battled a garage fire for more than two hours Monday at a residence in the 1600 block of Deer Park Road. Officials said the fire started when the owner, Donald Redifer, was using welding equipment on a workbench in the garage and nearby rags and combustible materials ignited.

No one was injured, but flames destroyed the 20-by-20-foot wooden garage attached to the house, fire officials said. The damage was estimated at $20,000.

More than 40 firefighters from Gamber, Reese and Westminster were dispatched at 4:04 p.m. and returned to their stations at 6:10 p.m., officials said.

POLICE

* Westminster: Five vehicles parked downtown had windows broken Friday, their owners reported to city police. The cars were parked on George Street, Bond Street, East and West Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The damage was estimated at $500, according to city police.

An employee of The Sun reported to city police that someone stole a street sales newspaper box from the intersection of John and West Main streets Saturday. Its value was estimated at $50.

A resident of Laurel reported to city police someone did $500 in damage to the front of his auto while it was parked in the 400 block of Avondale Circle on Sunday.

* Finksburg: A resident of the 3100 block of Stetson Drive reported to state police someone broke into his house and stole a 27-inch television set and videocassette recorder Sunday. The loss was estimated at $1,200.

A resident of the 3500 block of Old Westminster Road told state police someone stole four tires and wheels from his 1991 Chevrolet Blazer while it was parked near his home Sunday. He estimated the loss at $1,000.

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