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Wildland fires in Harford, Allegany under control

Firefighters yesterday wrested control over fires that have raged through hundreds of acres of western and northeastern Maryland.

At the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County, Assistant Fire Chief Steve R. Gibson said that nearly all the flames on 1,500 acres of restricted test ranges have been extinguished but that some "hot spots" remain.

In Allegany County, fire officials said they are monitoring hot spots in more than 350 acres.

In Anne Arundel County

Teen shot in head while riding in car on Route 295

PATAPSCO -- A 17-year-old passenger in a car traveling on Route 295 was shot in the head about 11 p.m. Friday when three men in a black Ford Crown Victoria opened fire, officials said.

Officer Joe Hatcher said the incident began in Columbia. Police said the driver of the Crown Victoria began chasing the other car. As they approached West Nursery Road, the men fired.

The victim, whose name is not being released because of his age, is from La Plata in Charles County. He was in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Hatcher said.

In Harford County

25-year-old passenger killed when truck hits pole

ABINGDON -- A 25-year-old Harford County woman died early yesterday after the pickup in which she was traveling struck a telephone pole at Route 136 and Hookers Mill Road.

Jennifer Badessa, of Atwood Road in Bel Air, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police are not releasing his name.

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