Regional Digest

Regional Digest

March 23, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Woman, 54, killed when fire envelops east-side rowhouse

A woman was killed yesterday afternoon in an East Baltimore house fire, officials said.

The fire at a rowhouse in the 3000 block of McElderry St. was reported about 2:45 p.m., fire officials said. The woman, a 54-year-old invalid, was found in a second-story room and transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead from smoke inhalation and burns, officials said.

The woman was not immediately identified. No other details were available last night.

Girl, 6, in serious condition in downtown hit-and-run

A 6-year-old girl was in serious condition late last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital after she was struck in an apparent hit-and-run in downtown Baltimore, police said.

The incident happened at 10:09 p.m. at Hopkins Place and Lombard Street, said police spokeswoman Officer Nicole Monroe. The suspect, who was believed to be driving a pickup truck, was arrested on Interstate 95 at the Caton Avenue exit, Monroe said.

The names of the girl and suspect were not immediately available, said Monroe.

Apprentice firefighter injured in fall from engine

An apprentice with the Baltimore Fire Department broke his jaw early yesterday after falling from a moving fire engine.

Ronald Hann, 25, a firefighter paramedic apprentice, assigned to Engine Co. 44 in Roland Park, fell when his door opened as the engine left the station en route to a fire about 6:30 a.m.

Colleagues took him from the station at Upland Road and Roland Avenue to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated and released.

Traffic patterns to change along portion of I-95

Starting tomorrow and lasting through September, overnight traffic patterns on southbound Interstate 95 between Eastern Avenue and Boston Street/O'Donnell Street will be altered for bridge repairs.

Weather permitting, lanes will be closed in the area from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, said Maryland Transportation Authority officials.

Information: www.mdtrans

In Cecil County

Rising Susquehanna forces closing of road

PORT DEPOSIT - Rising waters forced the closure of a 5-mile stretch of road along the Susquehanna River near Port Deposit yesterday.

About 11 a.m. authorities closed U.S. 222, a low-lying road that runs between Conowingo Hydroelectric Station and Port Deposit. The road is expected to remain closed through the weekend, said Sgt. R. Schmidt of the Cecil County Sheriff's Department.

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