City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

December 03, 2006

Baltimore: Northwest

One man killed in morning motel fire

City fire officials were investigating the cause of an early-morning fire yesterday at a motel in Northwest Baltimore that claimed the life of a guest.

Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call at 2:30 a.m. reporting a fire at the two-story Econo Lodge Motel in the 4200 block of Primrose Ave., just north of Northern Parkway, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman.

"There was fire and heavy smoke coming from one room on the ground level," Cartwright said.

A man was found on the floor of the room. "It appeared he suffered smoke inhalation and burns," Cartwright said.

Fire officials said they did not have information on the victim's identity yesterday. A police spokesman said the victim appeared to be in his 60s, adding that there are no preliminary indications of foul play.

Greg Garland

Downtown

Police seek identity of shooting victim

City police were trying yesterday to identify a man who died after an early morning shooting in the 300 block of W. Lafayette Ave. Police responding to a call about a shooting at 12:50 a.m. discovered the victim on the sidewalk, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Anne Arundel: Hanover

Fire forces club evacuation

More than 200 people were evacuated from a Hanover nightclub last night after employees discovered a fire in a second-floor office, county fire officials said. The fire at Cancun Cantina in the 7500 block of Old Telegraph Road was reported about 9:30 p.m. No patrons or employees were injured, but one firefighter was treated at a hospital and released.

Julie Scharper

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