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March 21, 2005

HOWARD COUNTY

Residents east of I-95 urged to boil household water today

Howard County residents living east of Interstate 95 from Elkridge to Laurel should boil their water through today after a water main break cut off service to thousands on Saturday, the Bureau of Utilities said yesterday.

The 8-inch pipe ruptured sometime Saturday, and was repaired that night, said Don Sprinkle, a bureau supervisor. Sprinkle recommended boiling to remove any bacteria that might be lingering. "It's purely precautionary," he said.

The pipe broke at a pump station at All Saint's and Old Scaggsville roads. Linda King of the bureau said residents should boil for five to 10 minutes any water they plan to drink or use to prepare foods.

BALTIMORE

Woman, 95, dies in hospital 2 days after fire in her home

A 95-year-old great-grandmother who was resuscitated by medics after suffering cardiac arrest and smoke inhalation during a fire at her home Thursday night, died Saturday at St. Agnes HealthCare, a hospital spokesman reported.

Deborah Adams, who lived with her family in a brick rowhouse in the first block of N. Bernice Ave. in the Carroll-South Hilton community, was trapped for several minutes in a second-floor room and was in cardiac arrest by the time firefighters reached her. Other family members escaped the blaze without injury.

The fire's cause is under investigation.

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