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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 12, 2010
A middle-aged man died during a house fire in Annapolis Friday morning, according to the city's fire department. Fire officials have not identified the sole occupant of the house, a man whose body was found on the second floor of a single-family home in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Ave. in Eastport. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The blaze started at about 1 a.m. at a 2-story dwelling across the street from a fire station, a department spokesman said. Firefighters arrived quickly, the spokesman said, and were not hindered by the snow.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
Anne Arundel County fire officials blamed an early Tuesday morning fire on used fireworks placed in a trash can in the home's garage. Firefighters called around 12:15 a.m. to a two-story house in the 200 block of Providence Road in the Mulberry Hills area of Annapolis arrived to find flames coming from the garage, which had two vehicles in it, according to Division Chief Keith D. Swindle. He said 29 firefighters from the county, Annapolis city and Naval Academy brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2013
Anne Arundel County fire officials blamed an early Tuesday morning fire on used fireworks placed in a trash can in the home's garage. Firefighters called around 12:15 a.m. to a two-story house in the 200 block of Providence Road in the Mulberry Hills area of Annapolis arrived to find flames coming from the garage, which had two vehicles in it, according to Division Chief Keith D. Swindle. He said 29 firefighters from the county, Annapolis city and Naval Academy brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes.
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February 27, 2010
Annapolis Fire Chief Jerome W. Smith, who has worked for the department since 1967, will retire April 1, city officials said. Smith, 66, an Annapolis native, became a volunteer firefighter in 1966 and served one year before joining the paid fire service. Promoted through the ranks, he was named acting chief in 2005 and confirmed by the city council in 2007. During his 43-year-tenure, he worked with the city's Code Enforcement Division to write legislation on sprinklers and upgraded the emergency medical services.
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December 14, 1995
The International Association of Fire Chiefs has awarded the Life Safety Achievement Award to the Annapolis Fire Department for its work in promoting fire safety.The department has sponsored several fire safety programs in the past year, including fire station open houses, public safety announcements and a fire expo.Striders to mark anniversary with runThe Annapolis Striders will celebrate its 17th anniversary with a 15-kilometer run at 10 a.m. Sunday at Quiet Waters Park.Race-day registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Blue Heron room.
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By Gary Gately | November 2, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Three members of the Annapolis Fire Department were fired and four other city public safety workers were disciplined as a result of an 11-week city probe into allegations of sexual misconduct on duty.Announcing the actions yesterday, Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins said the investigation found four Fire Department employees and two police officers had "engaged in sexual relations" with "consenting females" while on duty.A seventh city employee, a Fire Department supervisor, was disciplined because he knew of the sexual misconduct but took no action, the mayor said.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | June 2, 2004
An Annapolis task force is charging that the city's Fire Department failed to show a "meaningful commitment" to the recruitment, promotion or advancement of minorities over the past two decades. In a 400-page report released yesterday, the task force formed by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer last fall accused the department of nepotism, misguided recruitment efforts and spending, and the use of outdated personnel guidelines that thwart minority hiring. The report rebuked Fire Chief Edward P. Sherlock Jr., who is retiring June 30, for what the panel called his lack of commitment to minority hiring.
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By Richard Irwin and Joe Nawrozki and Richard Irwin and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | April 8, 1991
Hilda Mae Snoops, the state's official hostess and longtime companion of Gov. William Donald Schaefer, was rushed by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore from Annapolis last night for treatment of an unspecified illness.A source at Mercy said today Snoops was admitted to a "regular floor" and was "stable and resting comfortably." Maura Vonasek, the hospital's public relations manager, said the hospital had "instructions from the governor" not to release any information regarding the condition of Snoops.
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March 14, 1994
Annapolis fire officials are investigating the second arson in the past six months at a West Street law office.The fire at Wetherill and Cronin law offices, 198 West St., was discovered about 1:30 a.m. Thursday when the fire alarm at a building next door sounded.Firefighters arrived and saw smoke pouring from the building's first floor.The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes.Police estimated the fire caused about $25,000 worth of damage. Fire officials say they believe someone broke into the building and started the fire on the first floor.
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June 29, 1999
Six homes evacuated after gas line puncturedSix homes were evacuated in West Annapolis at 10 a.m. yesterday after a city work crew digging a water main trench accidentally punctured a gas line, an Annapolis Fire Department spokesman said.The crew struck the line with a backhoe outside a home in the 200 block of Wardour Drive, said Capt. Leonard Clark of the Annapolis Fire Department. Shortly after 11 a.m., a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crew shut off the gas to the residence, a BGE spokeswoman said.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 12, 2010
A middle-aged man died during a house fire in Annapolis Friday morning, according to the city's fire department. Fire officials have not identified the sole occupant of the house, a man whose body was found on the second floor of a single-family home in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Ave. in Eastport. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The blaze started at about 1 a.m. at a 2-story dwelling across the street from a fire station, a department spokesman said. Firefighters arrived quickly, the spokesman said, and were not hindered by the snow.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | December 4, 2005
Fear - and more than a little sympathy - were among the reactions from Ellicott City merchants as they heard of the five-alarm blaze that ripped through three stores on historic Main Street in Annapolis the day after Thanksgiving. "When I heard `historic district' and `fire,' my stomach just turned over," said Barbara Andrews, co-owner of the Source Unlimited, an interior design studio on Ellicott City's Main Street. The Ellicott City business community has been twice burned. On Nov. 9, 1999, a discarded cigarette ignited a six-alarm blaze that destroyed five businesses and caused an estimated $2 million in damage on historic Main Street.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | December 4, 2005
Fear -- and more than a little sympathy -- were among the reactions from Ellicott City merchants as they heard of the five-alarm blaze that ripped through three stores on historic Main Street in Annapolis the day after Thanksgiving. "When I heard `historic district' and `fire,' my stomach just turned over," said Barbara Andrews, co-owner of the Source Unlimited, an interior design studio on Ellicott City's Main Street. The Ellicott City business community has been twice burned. On Nov. 9, 1999, a discarded cigarette ignited a six-alarm blaze that destroyed five businesses and caused an estimated $2 million in damage on historic Main Street.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY and ANNIE LINSKEY,SUN REPORTER | October 12, 2005
Robert H. Eades, an Annapolis community activist, pledged yesterday to rebuild his home after it was almost completely destroyed in a fire Sunday. "I'm going to see what it takes to rebuild," he said. "I lost everything." The Annapolis Fire Department responded to a call at Eades' home in the first block of Pleasant St. at 2:39 p.m., said Capt. Joseph Martin, a department spokesman. The fire spread to the houses on both sides of Eades' rowhouse, Martin said. The department put out the fire in 45 minutes, he said.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2004
A newly released consultant's report calls for the Annapolis Fire Department to start charging patients' insurance companies for 911 emergency services and to add a fire station and eight new paramedics to serve the Annapolis Neck peninsula, which lies just outside the city. The report, commissioned as a comprehensive outside look at how the department could modernize, also calls for more staff, a restructured administration and a work schedule that would give firefighters more time off between shifts.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2004
A two-alarm blaze destroyed portions of a Forest Drive strip mall early yesterday, causing an estimated $1 million in damage and temporarily closing two businesses, Annapolis Fire Department officials said. Shortly after 2 a.m., fire units received a call about an emergency alarm sounding at the Clock Tower Plaza, said Annapolis Fire Department spokesman Capt. Douglas Remaley. While the first crews were on their way to the scene, calls came in from neighbors reporting the blaze, Remaley said.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | October 6, 2004
A two-alarm blaze destroyed portions of a Forest Drive strip mall early yesterday, causing an estimated $1 million in damage and temporarily closing two businesses, Annapolis Fire Department officials said. Shortly after 2 a.m., fire units received a call about an emergency alarm sounding at the Clock Tower Plaza, said Annapolis Fire Department spokesman Capt. Douglas Remaley. While the first crews were on their way to the scene, calls came in from neighbors reporting the blaze, Remaley said.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2004
Annapolis Fire Department officials tolerated a hostile working environment in which managers regularly used racial epithets and displayed favorable treatment toward white employees, a lawyer and retired Anne Arundel County Fire Department battalion chief said yesterday. David Bruce Hays spoke at a meeting of a task force created by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer to examine why the city's 101-person Fire Department has only nine black employees. City officials quickly cast doubt on Hays' allegations.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 1, 2004
A burning cigarette started a fire that killed an elderly woman in an Annapolis house Monday, city fire officials have determined. Thelma Louise Hunt, 77, was in bed in the first-floor bedroom of her home at 1007 Forest Hills Ave. at 7:35 a.m. Monday when her cigarette fell and ignited the bedding, said Lt. Jeffrey Morgan, a spokesman for the Annapolis Fire Department. Fire officials do not believe Hunt was asleep, he said. Hunt was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy performed by the state medical examiner's office indicated that she died from smoke inhalation and burns, Morgan said.
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