Officials investigating 2-alarm Sykesville blaze

January 21, 1998

State fire marshals are investigating a two-alarm fire that heavily damaged a Main Street building in Sykesville early yesterday.

Five residents who lived in a second-floor apartment were displaced by the blaze, which started in the attic about 1: 30 a.m. No one was injured, state fire marshals said.

The fire was discovered by Michael S. Wood, 40, who lived in the apartment with Brenda Wood, 42, Luke Wood, 16, Melanie Dodd 17, and 4-month-old Tyler Wood.

Damage to the 2 1/2 -story wood building, owned by Kevin M. O'Connor of Eldersburg, was estimated at $60,000 for the structure and $10,000 for the contents.

About 75 firefighters from Gamber, Winfield, Howard County and Baltimore County assisted Sykesville volunteers in controlling the fire within about an hour.


Gamber: Firefighters responded at 3: 44 p.m. to a controlled burning in the 4500 block of LeMans Court. Units were out 35 minutes.


Sykesville: A Jefferson Avenue resident told police that a basement window was broken at her home about 7 p.m. Saturday. Damage was estimated at $100.

Pub Date: 1/21/98

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