Lightning strikes house, triggers fire near border


Firefighters from two Carroll County stations battled a house fire just north of the county line for 4 1/2 hours Wednesday evening.

Firefighters reported that a two-story house on Glennville Road near Hobart Road, about three-quarters of a mile north of the state line, had been struck by lightning at about 6 p.m. and the second floor was in flames when they reached the site.

The blaze was stopped before reaching the first floor of the building, but extensive damage was caused by smoke and water. No one was injured.

Equipment from Lineboro and Manchester assisted York County units at the fire.

Worker cuts thumb as he walks by saw

A 29-year-old woodworker was admitted to Carroll County General Hospital after he severely cut his right thumb when it "brushed" the blade of a band saw at his job in Manchester on Wednesday.

Pablo O'Campo of Mount Airy, who has worked at Princess Milling in the 3700 block of Maple Grove Road for about two years, was walking past a band saw when he touched the saw blade, according to state police.

They said he suffered a cut from the tip of the thumb across the knuckle.

A hospital spokeswoman yesterday listed Mr. O'Campo's condition as good.


* Hampstead: An official of North Carroll High School on Hampstead-Mexico Road reported to state police that someone stole a Selmer Bundy oboe, valued at about $500, from the band room of the school between June 6 and June 9.


* Lineboro: Lineboro assisted York County, Pa., for wires on fire on Wool Mill Road at 5:21 a.m. yesterday. Units were out for nearly 2 1/2 hours.

* Manchester: Engines from Manchester, Hampstead and Westminster were dispatched to a house fire in the 2000 block of Harvey Gummel Road at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 25 minutes.

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