Blaze damages bedroom in house
A Monday night fire caused $20,000 in damage to a second-floor bedroom of a house in the 6200 block of Ducketts Lane, county fire officials said.
The cause of the 7:21 p.m. fire was being investigated yesterday by the state fire marshal. There were no injuries, Howard County fire officials said.
* Elkridge: 7800 block of U.S. 1: A burglar smashed the front door of Jessup Clippers and took cash early Friday, police said.
6500 block of Belmont Woods Road: Someone kicked open the front door of a maintenance barn at the Belmont Conference Center and stole chain saws and a weed cutter early Friday, police said.