Hampstead fire leaves family of five homeless

March 05, 1997

A fire in Hampstead that destroyed a small building that had been converted into a single-family home has left a family of five homeless. The blaze began when a paneled wall next to a wood stove ignited, fire officials said.

Dennis White Sr., 41, discovered the blaze at his home in the 3900 block of Greenmount Church Road just after noon Monday.

Fifteen firefighters from Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia in Baltimore County brought the fire under control in five minutes.

White, his wife, Kathleen, 22, and children Hillary, 4, Dennis, 3, and William, 2, escaped without injury, fire marshals said.

Damage was estimated at $8,000, and the family is being assisted by the American Red Cross and Carroll County social services, fire marshals said.

Fire

Hampstead: Firefighters from Manchester and Arcadia in Baltimore County assisted Hampstead at 6: 20 p.m. Monday, responding to a chimney fire in the 1400 block of Popes Creek Drive. Units were out 40 minutes.

Hampstead: Firefighters assisted Baltimore County at 7: 55 p.m. Monday, responding to a fire alarm in the 4300 block of Beckleysville Road. Units were out 35 minutes.

Pub Date: 3/05/97

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