Clancy's Home Under Clear and Present Danger

3/30/2008 6:00 AM PDT
Author Tom Clancy's home suffered $10,000 worth of damage after a fire burned up a deck at his Maryland home. Don't worry, the residual check from the next re-run of "Patriot Games" should cover it.
Clancy was home at the time, but not injured in the blaze, a Maryland fire marshal spokesman said. It took 50 firefighters about 10 minutes to control the fire.

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