WHITE MARSH -- Children playing with a cigarette lighter caused a two-alarm fire yesterday that damaged four townhouses in the 100 block of Lionhead Court, a Fire Department official said.
Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard said the fire broke out on the first floor of 107 Lionhead Court about 9: 11 a.m. and was under control in 30 minutes. The fire caused an estimated $130,000 in damage to 107, two townhouses to the right of 107 and one to the left.
Julie Clart, 22; her son, Vincent Graves, 4, both residents of 107; and a 2-year-old neighbor who was visiting them were treated for smoke inhalation at Franklin Square Hospital Center and released, Hubbard said. Clart's boyfriend, Matt Gross, 24, also of 107, was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
Interactive 911 simulator donated to fire museum
LUTHERVILLE -- The Fire Museum of Maryland is receiving an interactive 911 simulator to teach children how to call the operator in an emergency.
The simulator, to be installed today in the museum's Discovery Room, is being donated by employees of State Farm Insurance. The simulator, which has a computerized voice, talks a child through an emergency situation.
The museum of antique fire engines and fire equipment is at XTC 1301 York Road in Lutherville, just north of the Beltway. Information: 410-321-7500.
Officer injured when car struck in Rodgers Forge
TOWSON -- A county police officer was injured yesterday when her patrol car was struck head-on by another car in Rodgers Forge, a police spokeswoman said.
Cpl. Vickie Warehime said Officer Kim Hammond of the Towson Precinct was about to turn west onto Stevenson Road from northbound York Road about 8: 55 a.m. when she was struck by a Nissan Sentra that was being driven south on York Road and reportedly entered Hammond's turn lane.
Warehime said Hammond was treated at St. Joseph Medical Center for back, neck and shoulder injuries and released. The driver of the Nissan, James Craig Schior, 18, of the 400 block of Evesham Ave. in Baltimore was treated for a broken right arm and other injuries at Sinai Hospital.
One of two bystanders struck by a truck driven by a man accused of trying to run over a neighbor in an East Baltimore housing complex died last night, police said.
Police said Arthur Forester, 34, and Douglas Green, 29, both of the 1000 block of Spangler Way in Armistead Gardens, were hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center after they were struck by a Chevrolet Blazer about 9: 30 p.m. Saturday near their homes. Forester, who suffered head and other injuries, died at 7: 55 p.m. yesterday and Green was in stable condition.
Leon Chupp,36, of the 1000 block of Spangler Way was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Police said that charge could be changed today to first-degree murder.
Correctional officer fires gun accidentally; no one hurt
A correctional officer at the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, 401 E. Madison St., accidentally discharged his service weapon yesterday afternoon in the waiting room as he was ending his shift, a state Division of Correction spokeswoman said.
No one was injured, but the incident, which occurred about 3: 30 p.m., will be investigated, said spokeswoman Maxine Eldridge. "He was loading his weapon and one bullet went into the sand" of a reloading safety device, Eldridge said, declining to identify the officer.
She did not know how many people were in the waiting room at the facility, also known as Supermax.
Man charged with murder in stabbing of roommate
A man who was stabbed Saturday during an argument about money at his West Baltimore home died yesterday, and his roommate was charged with first-degree murder, police said.
Anthony Holmes, 36, of the 1300 block of W. Lafayette Ave., who was stabbed in the head with a 12-inch-long butcher knife, died at 5: 48 p.m. yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.
Martin Nickle, 41, was arrested near his home Saturday and charged with aggravated assault, police said. The charge was upgraded to first-degree murder and he was being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center, police said.
Pub Date: 11/09/98