7 people who jumped from burning home to escape fire treated for minor injuries


Seven people were treated for minor injuries early yesterday after they escaped from a burning home near Reese by jumping from second-floor bedroom windows, authorities said.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the two-alarm fire at a 2 1/2 -story wood house in the 1300 block of Baltimore Blvd. (Route 140). The fire began about 12: 40 a.m. on the front porch and was brought under control in 30 minutes by volunteers from Reese, Westminster, Gamber and Hampstead.

The house was occupied by Deborah McKenzie, 32, and four children, Steven, 15; Ashley, 10; Katie, 7; Beyon, 5; and Mark A. Hoff, 23; and Denny Gist, 7.

All were taken to Carroll County General Hospital, where they were treated for injuries, including smoke inhalation and lacerations, and released, state fire marshals said.

Several kittens also survived the fire and were picked up by Carroll County Animal Control workers.

Damage to the house was estimated at $80,000 and occupants were being assisted by the American Red Cross.


Westminster: Firefighters responded at 7: 44 p.m. Monday to a cleanup detail at Malcolm Drive and Route 140.

Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster and New Windsor responded at 12: 49 a.m. yesterday to a fire alarm in the 1200 block of Washington Road.


Westminster: A resident of Westminster Avenue told police Sunday that her vehicle was scratched while it was parked on the street. Damage is estimated at $300.

Pub Date: 6/10/98

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