Local Update - June 25, 2007

Woman and Son Escape Fire
An elderly Augusta woman and her son say they're lucky to be alive this morning, after a fire broke out in their mobile home around noon sunday.
It happened at 317 Carmell Place in the Rocky Creek Mobile Home Park off of Milledgeville Road.
70 year-old Virginia Harris and her 50 year-old son Carl Rowland had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Investigators believe the cause of the fire was electrical, but they're still looking into it.

Aiken House Fire
There's no word this morning on the cause of another house fire in Aiken.
This one happened around 6 Sunday evening on Drapery Drive.
Firefighters say no one was home at the time of the fire, and they were able to keep it contained to one room of the house.

South Augusta Fire
Investigators are still working to determine the cause of a fire in South Augusta.
Firefighters were called out to a duplex at 2838 Lumpkin Road around 9 Sunday night.
Crews had to shut down parts of Lumpkin road while firefighters worked to get the fire under control.
The duplex suffered a lot of damage, but no one was home at the time.

Blue Laws Going Away?
Those of you on the South Carolina side of our area might be able to shop whenever you want now.
Lawmakers have decided to toss the Blue Laws that keep retailers from opening up before 1:30 on Sundays.
It is now waiting for the Governor's approval.

Carjacking Suspects Arrested
North Augusta Public Safety Officers have arrested 6 teenagers for 2 carjackings and a home invasion.
Officers say Alonzo Curry, Ricardo Fann, and Elgin Walker hijacked 2 cars last week.
They also charged a 4th suspect, Sharonda Clifford.
The other arrests were 2 15-year-old boys.
The first carjacking happened Tuesday night at the Plaza Place Apartments, and the second hijacked happened in the Rapids Subdivision.
They are also charged with a home invasion.


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