Neighbor gets fire under control — with garden hose

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Posted: July 19, 2013

The Winchester Star

Lt. Mark Showers (left), assistant fire marshal, and Deputy Chief William Bowmaster, both with Frederick County Fire and Rescue, look over a home on Fortress Drive where a fire burned a section of the front of the house. A fast-acting neighbor, ironically a firefighter, extinguished the blaze with a garden hose. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Firefighter David Nixon was enjoying his first day of vacation Thursday when he was called on to put out a fire — this time with a garden hose.

A little before 3 p.m., firefighters…

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