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In Baltimore County

5 firefighters treated for heat exhaustion at school roof fire

LANSDOWNE - Five firefighters battling a blaze at Lansdowne High School were treated for heat exhaustion yesterday, Baltimore County Fire Department officials said yesterday.

Officials received a call for a roof fire at the school in the 3800 block of Hollins Ferry Road at 3 p.m. yesterday and contained the fire by 4:30 p.m., said Alonza Williams, a county fire spokesman.

Fire officials said repair workers on the roof were using a propane tank that exploded, igniting the two-alarm blaze. Part of the fire came through the roof, damaging the gymnasium and cafeteria, but officials did not have estimates for the damage.

Police divers take break from search for swimmer

COCKEYSVILLE - Baltimore County police said yesterday they will resume their search tomorrow for a 24-year-old Columbia woman who disappeared Sunday while swimming at Beaver Dam Swim Club.

Officials are taking a daylong break from the search because of exhaustion, said Sgt. Wayne Lloyd of the Underwater Recovery Team.

Cold, murky water has made the search difficult, police said. Officials are using scuba divers and dogs to look for Jamee Eben, 24, of Columbia, who reportedly drowned while swimming with friends.

One of the searchers, Officer Stephen Hartman, was treated for dehydration and heat exhaustion yesterday at Maryland Shock Truama Center and was released, police said.

Police seek suspect in rape of woman in Essex

ESSEX - County police are seeking a man who they say raped a woman after commandeering her car.

Police said the woman had stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Stuart Street and Eastern Boulevard about 3:30 a.m. yesterday when a man approached and forced her out of the vehicle. The assailant forced the woman into the passenger's seat and drove her to Mitchell Road, where he raped her, police said.

Authorities recovered the car at Weaver's Marine Service Inc. near Cox Point Park. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call county police at 410-887-2198.

In Baltimore City

Police identify man found fatally shot in home

A man who was found shot to death in his East Baltimore home Monday morning has been identified as Golden Bassey O'Brien, police said yesterday.

O'Brien, 23, who lived in the 200 block of N. Glover St., was found dead in his first-floor living room. Police said neighbors saw two people running from the home moments after hearing gunshots.

No arrest has been made, and police said they know of no motive.

Free class on owning pets offered by Maryland SPCA

"Pet Basics," a free class in the basics of pet ownership, is being offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays at the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 3300 Falls Road in Hampden.

Information: 410-243-7692, Ext. 3.

Summer Jubilee planned at Lexington Market

Baltimore's Lexington Market will hold a two-day Summer Jubilee, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 and 15.

The event will feature samples of ice cream, fresh juices, contests, a live steel band, face painting, a magician and balloons.

The celebration will be held in the market arcade in the 400 block of W. Lexington St. Information: 410-685-6169.

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