A four-alarm fire that destroyed a cabinet manufacturer's building in Dundalk is estimated to have caused $1 million in damage, county fire officials said.
The investigation was continuing yesterday into the cause of the fire Thursday at the Harvey Henry & Sons building in the 8000 block of Stansbury Road, officials said.
The fire, fueled by glue and other combustibles, raced through the company's single-story, 150-foot-long concrete building, leaving dozens without jobs. No injuries were reported.
Battle of North Point to be re-enacted
The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Chesapeake 1812 will re-enact the Battle of North Point from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Fort Howard to commemorate Defenders' Day, when a British landing force was repelled before reaching Baltimore during the War of 1812.
A replica of the famous 15-star American flag flown over Fort McHenry the morning after the British bombardment, has been donated by the Flag House Museum to the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck community.
Each year, the Flag House donates a slightly worn 15-star American flag to local Boy Scout Explorer Post 438, which restores the flag for display.
This year, the 15-foot-long flag, which has been flown over Fort McHenry and the Flag House, will be the featured banner during the Defenders' Day program.
The historical society and the re-enactors of Chesapeake 1812 will stage two battles based on the Battle of North Point, as well as events in which children may take part.
The family day program will be admission-free at Fort Howard, which was the site of the British landing in 1814, leading to the Battle of North Point.
Information: the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society at 410-284-2321. Trash collection
Monday pickup delayed a day
Baltimore County residents whose trash or yard materials would normally be collected Monday should set it out Monday night for collection Tuesday.
Residents whose recyclable bottles and cans or mixed paper would be collected Monday are asked to hold these recyclables until the next scheduled day, Monday, Sept. 18.
Trash and recycling drop-off facilities, including the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, as well as county offices, will be closed Monday for Labor Day.
The landfill will be open normal hours today, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Residents may call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management's 24-hour customer service line at 410-887-2000 to obtain a collection schedule or directions to the nearest recycling drop-off center, or log onto www.baltimorecountymd.gov/recycling.
Historical Society gets $10,000
The Historical Society of Baltimore County in Hunt Valley has been awarded a $10,000 Save Our History grant from the History Channel, the cable television network has announced.
The society is one of 27 history organizations that will receive community preservation grants. The county Historical Society will use the grant to work with students to conduct oral history research about their community.
The project, Threads of Baltimore County, Oral History Project, will enlist fifth-graders from several county public schools to conduct research in the communities associated with the local school, a network spokesman stated.
The students also will conduct research to locate sources that support oral histories, including documents, photographs and artifacts.
The information will be contained in a book of collected histories and oral history interviews. It is expected to become part of a collection of community-based historical documentation that will be available to the Oral History Consortium of Baltimore County.
Since founding the national grant program, the History Channel has contributed nearly $750,000.
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