Sykesville woman, children escape fire at homeA Sykesville...

September 17, 1996

Sykesville woman, children escape fire at home

A Sykesville woman and her four children escaped injury Saturday after a down comforter accidentally caught fire from an electric baseboard heater in a bedroom of her ranch home, fire authorities said.

About 30 firefighters from Sykesville, Winfield and West Friendship, Howard County, controlled the 3: 22 a.m. blaze on Dogwood Road in about 10 minutes.

Damage was estimated at $13,000, authorities said, and the family was staying with relatives in the area.

Fire

Sykesville: Firefighters from Gamber and Liberty Road, Baltimore County, assisted Sykesville at 7: 52 a.m. Friday, responding to a house fire in the 2000 block of Red River Road. Units were out 45 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters from Gamber and Winfield assisted Sykesville at 8: 54 a.m. Sunday, responding to a house fire in the 6600 block of Pitch Pine Court. Units were out eight minutes.

Police

Sykesville: A resident of the 6500 block of Hickory Knoll Lane told state police that someone stole a watch and video recording equipment from her home Thursday. The loss was estimated at $1,390.

Sykesville: A resident of the 6000 block of Old Washington Road told state police that someone stole four tires and wheels from his home Friday night. The loss was estimated at $400.

Sykesville: A resident of Heritage Lane told state police that someone broke a flag on his mailbox and filled the mailbox with rocks between 9 p.m. Thursday and noon Friday. Damage was estimated at $25.

Pub Date: 9/17/96

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