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  • April showers swamped the Kokosing Reservoir campground on Thursday, nearly turning the bathhouse area into an island. style=

    Flooding in area

    April showers swamped the Kokosing Reservoir campground on Thursday, nearly turning the bathhouse area into an island. (Photo by Pam Schehl)

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  • The Mount Vernon Fire Department was called to the scene of a garage fire at 8:30 this morning at the Carolyn Allar residence, 18 Martinsburg Road. Allar awoke to find black smoke pouring from the garage at the rear of her house before calling the fire department. No flames were apparent upon arrival. The garage door and windows were broken to allow smoke to escape. After investigation, MVFD Chief Chris Menapace said that the cause of the fire was electrical, stemming from a 100-foot extension cord which was plugged into adapters and overheated. The garage was reported to be a total loss. No injuries were reported. style=

    Electrical fire damages garage

    The Mount Vernon Fire Department was called to the scene of a garage fire at 8:30 this morning at the Carolyn Allar residence, 18 Martinsburg Road. Allar awoke to find black smoke pouring from the garage at the rear of her house before calling the fire department. No flames were apparent upon arrival. The garage door and windows were broken to allow smoke to escape. After investigation, MVFD Chief Chris Menapace said that the cause of the fire was electrical, stemming from a 100-foot extension cord which was plugged into adapters and overheated. The garage was reported to be a total loss. No injuries were reported. (Photo by Alan Reed)

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