Fire burns barn, motor home, restored car near Manchester

March 03, 1998

The cause of a barn fire near Manchester early Sunday remains under investigation, fire authorities said yesterday.

No one was injured, but about 50 firefighters from Manchester, Lineboro and Hampstead were unable to save the barn and a 1996 motor home and a restored 1965 Ford Mustang that owner Roy Hooper kept in the 30-by-32-foot wooden structure. The barn was in the 3800 block of Schalk Road No. 2.

The fire was reported at 1: 36 a.m. Firefighters controlled the blaze within 45 minutes, fire marshals said. Damage was estimated at $50,000.


Hampstead: Firefighters responded at 2: 31 a.m. yesterday to a house fire on Prettyboy Dam Road. Units were out 30 minutes.

Pleasant Valley: Firefighters from Taneytown and Westminster assisted Pleasant Valley at 7: 03 p.m. Saturday for a chimney fire in the 2100 block of Richardson Road. Units were out 50 minutes.

Pleasant Valley: Firefighters responded at 12: 37 p.m. Saturday to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 3000 block of Littlestown Pike.

Lineboro: Firefighters responded at 1: 54 p.m. Saturday to a trash fire in the 3500 block of Traceys Mill Road.

Pleasant Valley: Firefighters from Westminster and Littlestown, Pa., assisted Pleasant Valley at 1: 58 p.m. Saturday, responding to a chimney fire in the 3700 block of Old Hanover Road.

Pub Date: 3/03/98

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