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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
Anne Arundel County fire investigators are seeking help in determining who set a Pasadena barn on fire early Sunday. At about 2:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the 8300 block of Schmidts Lane, where a 40-foot by 25-foot barn was completely engulfed in flames, said Capt. Michael Pfaltzgraff, a county Fire Department spokesman. It took 35 firefighters about three hours to put out the fire. The blaze caused $50,000 in damage to the barn, which was used for storage, Pfaltzgraff said.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
A barn was damaged and five sheep died during a fire in Howard County Sunday afternoon. Crews responded to the 15000 block of Roxbury Rd. in Glenelg just after noon on Sunday for a report of a barn fire, the Howard County Fire and Rescue Services stated on Twitter. Large hay bales were ablaze at the scene, according to Howard County Fire and Rescue. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire and the extent of its damages were not immediately available. Investigators were on the scene as of 2:30 p.m., according to Howard County Fire and Rescue.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
A barn was damaged and five sheep died during a fire in Howard County Sunday afternoon. Crews responded to the 15000 block of Roxbury Rd. in Glenelg just after noon on Sunday for a report of a barn fire, the Howard County Fire and Rescue Services stated on Twitter. Large hay bales were ablaze at the scene, according to Howard County Fire and Rescue. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire and the extent of its damages were not immediately available. Investigators were on the scene as of 2:30 p.m., according to Howard County Fire and Rescue.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
Anne Arundel County fire investigators are seeking help in determining who set a Pasadena barn on fire early Sunday. At about 2:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the 8300 block of Schmidts Lane, where a 40-foot by 25-foot barn was completely engulfed in flames, said Capt. Michael Pfaltzgraff, a county Fire Department spokesman. It took 35 firefighters about three hours to put out the fire. The blaze caused $50,000 in damage to the barn, which was used for storage, Pfaltzgraff said.
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November 20, 1992
Firefighters from Carroll and Howard counties were battling a barn fire near the Patapsco River in Woodbine last night.Fire officials in Howard County received the call about 7 p.m. foa fire in a barn on Morgan Woodbine Road near Woodbine Road, just south of the Carroll-Howard border.Animals already had been removed from the barn before thfirefighters arrived, said a firefighter at the Lisbon station in Howard County.He added that no other structures were threatened.There were no injuries as of press time and the firefighter said iappeared the blaze would be controlled without any problems.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1995
An article in some editions yesterday incorrectly reported the day that a body was found in the rubble of a Woodbine barn fire. The body was found Saturday.* The Sun regrets the error.State Fire Marshal officers said yesterday they are investigating the fire that destroyed an abandoned Woodbine barn as an arson, after the body of a man was found Sunday afternoon in the rubble.Investigators are trying to identify the man, his age, race and cause of death. The body was found about 3:15 p.m. Sunday by workers clearing the site of the Frederick Road barn, which burned to the ground late Friday.
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By Dale Austin | November 21, 1990
An apparently accidental minor fire at Pimlico Race Course a week ago figured in the detection of a major flare-up Monday night that caused serious injury to one horse and cleared out an entire barn.Baltimore fire investigators ruled yesterday that arson caused the Monday fire.Barn No. 10, in the newer section of barns near Belvedere Avenue, was reported afire late Monday evening by Frank Vranish, a night lieutenant who was stationed atop the grandstand.Vranish called the fire department, and all 25 thoroughbreds were moved out of the smoke-filled barn while the fire was extinguished.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1994
The cause of a fire Thursday that destroyed a two-story barn on Norrisville Road at Old York Road in the northwestern section of the county was "suspicious," fire authorities said.The red-painted landmark near White Hall was built in 1887, said state Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Thomas.The first alarm was sounded about 2 a.m. A second alarm was sounded about a half-hour later.More than 20 fire trucks and about 150 volunteers from Harford and Baltimore counties and southern Pennsylvania brought the two-alarm fire under control in about two hours, Mr. Thomas said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 10, 1998
Two Deale youths were charged Tuesday with setting a Thanksgiving Day barn fire that indirectly led to the deaths of an elementary school teacher and her boyfriend on their way to Thanksgiving dinner.A volunteer fire company pickup truck heading to the fire hit the couple's car as it turned into the driveway of the man's aunt's house on Shady Side Road.Angelia Cowan and Kenneth Pindell, both 27, were pinned in the car. They were pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center.The 14-year-olds are being charged with second-degree arson and reckless endangerment.
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By RICHARD IRWIN AND NICOLE FULLER and RICHARD IRWIN AND NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTERS | November 2, 2005
At least 31 thoroughbred race horses were killed last night in a barn fire at a training center on state property in Cecil County, a spokesman for the state fire marshal's office said. The fire, reported about 6:40 p.m. at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area about 2 miles south of the Pennsylvania border, quickly destroyed a 70-foot-by-150-foot barn housing 35 horses, said Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor. An adjacent building also was destroyed, Taylor said. The fire was under investigation.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2012
Charles Sharpe has hung around firehouses from the time he was 2, and he got his first taste of what firefighters do as a grade-schooler. "I remember responding with my father to a barn fire, moving the animals out of the barn, moving the equipment out of the barn. There wasn't enough water to extinguish the barn fire, so it was a matter of moving the animals out," he said, recalling a ferocious blaze in the Lisbon community where his father was a volunteer firefighter. He signed on as a volunteer with the Lisbon fire company while in high school, and he decided a few years later to make a career of fire and rescue work.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 25, 2011
A White Hall man pleaded guilty late last week to threatening to murder a federal law enforcement officer who was investigating a suspicious 2010 barn fire at a farm in northeastern Baltimore County near the Harford County line. Craig Allen Shepperd, 37, of the 1000 block of Wiseburg Road, in White Hall, entered the guilty plea Oct. 21 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The plea agreement was announced by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. According to Shepperd's plea agreement, the Baltimore County Police Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms identified Shepperd as a primary suspect in the arson of a horse barn that had burned down at 2808 Shepperd Road in Monkton Aug. 26, 2010.
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July 7, 2009
Firefighter injured in Carroll Co. barn fire 3 Maryland fire investigators say one firefighter was taken to a hospital with a heat-related injury after a two-alarm fire at a Carroll County barn. The barn owner's son discovered the fire in the barn in the 4700 block of Crossroad Schoolhouse Road near the state line at about 4:40 p.m. Sunday. Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph Zurolo says about 100 firefighters from Maryland and Pennsylvania battled the flames. He says the barn contained various pieces of farm equipment and between 1,000 to 2,000 bales of hay. Capt.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun Reporter | December 27, 2006
An off-duty state trooper who ran into a burning barn in Bel Air last week to help a farmer save his cattle has been recognized by an animal-rights organization. Cpl. James Joseph Kozlowski III was driving past Broom's Bloom Dairy on Dec. 19 when he noticed the barn was on fire and pulled over to help. Nearly 50 cows were saved, but Kozlowski was struck by falling debris and knocked unconscious. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment and has since been released. He has yet to return to duty, a state police spokesman said.
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By ABIGAIL TUCKER and ABIGAIL TUCKER,SUN REPORTER | February 12, 2006
Three days after the fire, the barn cat came back, dazed but well enough to lick carefully at a tin can of food and stare at the black, flattened remains of his home. Smoke still rose from the ashes, like wisps of breath. By then a backhoe had lifted out the bodies of the 24 thoroughbreds. They were trucked from the meadows of Fair Hill to the Cecil County landfill and buried on the third day before dawn, the hour when the barn would just have been waking up, the grooms heaving bales of hay, the exercise riders waiting with their whips and helmets.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER and MICHAEL DRESSER,SUN REPORTER | January 31, 2006
Three months after a fire swept through a Cecil County horse barn, killing 24 thoroughbreds, investigators have not determined what caused it, a spokesman for the state fire marshal said yesterday. The fire marshal's office sent a letter this month to a Virginia horse owner, saying the fire was under "criminal investigation," but Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor said yesterday that the description was a matter of "semantics." Taylor said fire investigators have no evidence that the Nov. 1 blaze at the state-owned Fair Hill Training Center was arson.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun Reporter | December 27, 2006
An off-duty state trooper who ran into a burning barn in Bel Air last week to help a farmer save his cattle has been recognized by an animal-rights organization. Cpl. James Joseph Kozlowski III was driving past Broom's Bloom Dairy on Dec. 19 when he noticed the barn was on fire and pulled over to help. Nearly 50 cows were saved, but Kozlowski was struck by falling debris and knocked unconscious. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment and has since been released. He has yet to return to duty, a state police spokesman said.
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By MICHAEL DRESSER and MICHAEL DRESSER,SUN REPORTER | January 31, 2006
Three months after a fire swept through a Cecil County horse barn, killing 24 thoroughbreds, investigators have not determined what caused it, a spokesman for the state fire marshal said yesterday. The fire marshal's office sent a letter this month to a Virginia horse owner, saying the fire was under "criminal investigation," but Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor said yesterday that the description was a matter of "semantics." Taylor said fire investigators have no evidence that the Nov. 1 blaze at the state-owned Fair Hill Training Center was arson.
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December 12, 2005
Armed man seen at Towson mall Baltimore County police were seeking a man yesterday who dropped a handgun in the ground level of a garage at Towson Town Center on Dulaney Valley Road after shoppers reported the armed man to security officers, county police said. The incident occurred about 4:15 p.m. Saturday in the parking area near Hecht's. Police, who released details yesterday, said the man dropped the weapon and ran from the garage moments before security officers arrived. The gun was turned over to county police.
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November 6, 2005
Fair Hill fire kills 24 horses A three-alarm blaze claimed the lives of 24 thoroughbred horses at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton. Losses were put at nearly $2 million. State fire officials were trying to determine a cause for the barn fire, which began near the feed storage section of an adjacent building. Police raid poker parlor Baltimore police raided a refurbished warehouse that they said was being used as a poker parlor and charged 80 patrons with violating the city's gambling laws.
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