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23:41 #052577 LOCAL OTHER FIRE *164 BOWERY ST* BOX:F1606 DUE:CO16

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Reprinted from the Cumberland Times-News, Wednesday, November 12, 2003 Pages 1 & 11


Frostburg Man Dies In Blaze After Alerting Wife, Who Escapes.
House Not Equipped With Smoke Alarms

A South water Street man died in a blaze early Tuesday at his home that did not have smoke detectors, an investigation by the MD State Fire Marshal’s Office determined. The man’s wife, however, was able to escape after he alerted her to the fire.
Melvin Harris, 82, was found just inside the front door of his 161 S. Water Street home following the 5:27 a.m. blaze. Harris apparently had been sleeping on the living room sofa when he was awakened by the blaze. He was able to yell for his wife, Helen, 82, to get out, and she escaped through a side door, the fire marshal’s office said.

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