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West side

Woman in serious condition after fire

A woman who was rescued by firefighters from her burning West Baltimore rowhouse yesterday was listed in serious condition at a city hospital, a fire official said.

Battalion Chief Rick Lago said firefighters encountered heavy fire from the house in the 900 block of N. Franklintown Road when they arrived about 5:45 a.m. He said most of the fire was in the first-floor front of the house, and the woman was found in her back bedroom.

Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman, said the woman is in her 40s and that she was found unconscious, not breathing and suffering a heart attack. She was taken to Bon Secours Hospital and later transferred to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Cartwright said she suffered severe second- and third-degree burns.

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Inner Harbor

2 Domino employees receive shocks

Two Domino Sugars refinery employees received minor electrical shocks yesterday while packaging bags at the Inner Harbor plant.

Baltimore fire officials said the incident occurred about 3 p.m. One employee was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center, and the other was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Gaston Cantens, a spokesman for the company, said the shocks appeared to be minor and that neither employee appeared to be seriously injured. He said the shocks occurred while the workers, a man and a woman, were changing packaging bags.

"It appears to be very minor," Cantens said.

Baltimore County

Perry Hall

Internet safety is meeting highlight

A program on Internet safety issues affecting young people will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road.

The CLICKS (Community Leadership in Cyber Knowledge & Safety) program is intended to familiarize community leaders with Web-based, age-appropriate, interactive resources that can be used in lesson plans or in online safety presentations to parents and community groups.

Information: 410-887-5108.


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