Regional Digest

August 02, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Cecil County

3-alarm fire burns apartments on Elkton's Main St.

ELKTON - More than 100 firefighters from Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania battled a three-alarm blaze that heavily damaged three apartment buildings on Elkton's Main Street yesterday afternoon.

About a dozen occupants were displaced by the blaze, and one person was treated for minor smoke inhalation, according to the state fire marshal's office.

The fire was reported about 12:20 p.m. in a first-floor apartment and quickly spread, authorities said. Building modifications and remodeling work posed difficulties for firefighters, as the fire continued to burn for a time inside walls and concealed spaces, they said.

The buildings housed nine apartments and one business - the Elkton Barber Shop. Damage was estimated at $1 million. The cause of the fire is under investigation, the fire marshal's office said.

In Queen Anne's

Centreville man, 39, dies in motorcycle crash

CENTREVILLE - Excessive speed is believed to be a factor in a fatal motorcycle accident in Queen Anne's County early yesterday, state police said.

Edward A. Glinski, 39, of Centreville was riding east on Route 305 about 1:45 a.m. when his motorcycle went off the road and struck a culvert.

Glinski, who was not wearing an approved helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle and struck his head on a branch, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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