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Baltimore County Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 84-year-old man from Dundalk, Heriberto Manuel Marini.

Heriberto Marini left his home in the 7300 block of School Avenue in Dundalk around 9 a.m. yesterday morning in a black 2010 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a cap on the bed of the truck. The truck bears Maryland registration '4CL3635' and has a "MD State Trooper" sticker in the corner of a window. His destination was unknown but family suggests that he may attempt to drive to Florida where he has additional family. He did take a cell phone with him which appears now to be turned off.

Heriberto Marini is described as 5'10", 180 pounds, with hazel eyes and white hair. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, a gray v-neck button down sweater, black dress pants and black dress shoes. He may appear confused or disoriented.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Heriberto Marini is asked to contact officers at the Dundalk precinct at 410-887-7320 or call 410-307-2020 with tips.

A three-alarm fire that destroyed one DundalkHighshire Court fire townhome Sunday and damaged two others began when a spark from a pellet stove ignited a sofa.

The fire, dispatched at 10:27 a.m. to the unit block of Highshire Court, was investigated by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

They and BCoFD officials said this fire illustrates the importance of not placing combustible items too close to pellet and wood stoves. The U.S Fire Administration and National Fire Protection Association recommend at least three feet of clearance.

One person was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries sustained in the fire; at least eight residents were displaced.

The fire originated in the basement of an end-of-group townhome, where the pellet stove and sofa were located.

Fire commanders called for a second alarm at 10:46 a.m. and for a third alarm at 10:47 a.m. The building of origin was evacuated at 10:51 a.m., and the other two affected structures were evacuated at 11:21 a.m.

The fire spread across the roof to the two adjacent units.

The townhome where the fire began was destroyed. The two adjacent units were significantly damaged by fire and by overhaul required by firefighters to contain the fire.

The driver of a vehicle involved in a two-car crash in Dundalk earlier today has died.

Lloyd Wells Jr (53) of the 4100 block of Beachwood Drive, 21222, was driving a 2002 Buick LeSabre on North Point Boulevard near Kirkland Road around 10:52 a.m. when he struck a 2013 Hyundai Sante Fe, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway. Wells was transported to Bayview Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The adult driver and a juvenile passenger of the Sante Fe were also transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate to determine the cause of this fatal crash.

Revised June 27, 2017