Baby suffers burns in Severna Park

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January 04, 2002

Baby suffers burns in Severna Park; officials investigate

Anne Arundel County fire investigators were examining yesterday accounts of how a 15-month-old girl was burned in her Severna Park home Wednesday night.

The child was being watched by two boys, ages 13 and 14, who told investigators they had been playing and lighting the mist from an aerosol can - using it as a makeshift torch - when some of the hot liquid splattered onto the back of the baby.

The child's mother had returned to the house, in the 600 block of Saltzmann Road, when paramedics arrived about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, said county Fire Division Chief John M. Scholz. The toddler was in good condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's burn unit.

No charges had been filed yesterday.

Davidsonville family displaced after fire

A Davidsonville family was left homeless after a fire damaged their half-million-dollar farmhouse yesterday, county fire officials said.

The three-alarm fire at the house in the 3700 block of Tanglewood Lane started about 12:30 p.m. It took 80 firefighters from three departments more than an hour to control, said Fire Division Chief John M. Scholz.

Investigators determined the fire began in a malfunctioning heat pump on the exterior of the house and quickly spread to the side and roof of the house. No one was home at the time, but fire officials said four dogs died in the fire.

Severna Park blaze thought to be accidental

A fire that started in their kitchen left a Severna Park family homeless yesterday, Division Chief John M. Scholz said.

The fire in the split-foyer house in the 200 block of Ross Landing Road started about 3 p.m. on a kitchen counter, Scholz said. The cause remained under investigation last night. Investigators believe the fire was accidental.

The fire spread to the roof of the house, causing about $200,000 in damage, officials said, adding that no one was injured.

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