Baltimore County Digest


July 18, 2008

2 teens injured in Gwynn Oak fire

Two teenagers were treated for minor injuries after a fire damaged a rowhouse in the 7100 block of N. Alter St. in Gwynn Oak yesterday afternoon, Baltimore County fire officials said.

The fire began about 12:45 p.m. in a bedroom where a 14-year-old boy trying to light a candle accidentally ignited bedding, said Elise Armacost, a Fire Department spokeswoman. The fire extended to two homes on either side of the house, she said. The 14-year-old boy and his 13-year-old sister left the house and were taken to Northwest Hospital Center for treatment, she said.

The Red Cross was called to assist five adults and two children displaced by the blaze, Armacost said. The fire was contained in about 30 minutes and declared under control about 2:40 p.m., she said.

St. John school marks 150th anniversary

St. John the Evangelist School in Hydes is celebrating its 150th anniversary during the 2008-2009 school year.

All graduates are being sought to help with the celebration, which will include events throughout the year.

Information: or 410-692-7608.

Police program features Cockeysville

The current edition of Police Report, the county Police Department's cable TV program, features a profile of Precinct 7 in Cockeysville, including interviews with Capt. Marty Lurz, precinct commander, and Lt. Bob McGraw, assistant commander.

A discussion on how to prevent deception burglaries also will be shown, and a segment will alert residents to neighborhood crime trends and ask viewers for help in locating suspects.

The current program runs through Aug. 8 and is shown on Comcast Channel 25 at noon and 8:30 p.m. Mondays; 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays; 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Thursdays, and 10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Fridays.

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