In Anne Arundel
Baby stroller search forces closure of Pier C at BWI
LINTHICUM -- Confusion over which baby stroller set off a security alarm on Pier C at Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday prompted an evacuation of the pier, delaying more than 800 passengers for 85 minutes.
Airport spokeswoman Amy Knight said the incident occurred at 7:20 a.m., and the Federal Aviation Administration ordered the pier, which serves Delta, Southwest, American and Northwest Airlines, closed until 8:55 a.m.
Christine Frias, a spokeswoman for Delta, said two people with strollers passed through the checkpoint consecutively, and one set the alarm off. Security workers at first focused on one passenger while the other walked away. But the passenger who had left was later determined to have set off the machine.
That passenger was located after a short search, and no threat was found, but the FAA ordered the pier closed anyway as a precaution.
Hundreds of passengers were left milling outside the pier.
Fire destroys 2 boats at dock; no one is hurt
ANNAPOLIS -- Two cabin cruisers moored at an Eastport dock were destroyed by fire yesterday and several other vessels were damaged, though no one was injured, city fire officials said.
The one-alarm blaze broke out at 1:16 p.m. on a 29-foot sport fisherman docked in front of the Watergate Village Apartments on Americana Drive on Back Creek, said Annapolis fire Capt. Leonard Clark. Flames spread to a 35-foot vessel moored nearby.
Flames from the first boat singed several other vessels as it drifted, until fireboats from Anne Arundel County snagged it. In Baltimore County
One-alarm fire injures boy, 6, displaces family
WOODLAWN -- A one-alarm fire that started in the second-floor bedroom of a home injured a 6-year-old boy and left the family homeless yesterday morning.
Baltimore County fire officials said Andrew Lawler was in the bedroom where the fire originated. Flames were spreading to the roof when the alarm was sounded at 8:52 a.m. for the detached frame home in the 1900 block of Gwynn Oak Ave.
The child was taken to the burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was listed in satisfactory condition. The cause of the fire was under investigation yesterday. The Red Cross was helping the three adults and two other children left homeless by the blaze.