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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2012
Baltimore County fire officials battled an early-morning boat blaze that spread to the dock of the Essex Marina on Sunday, a department spokesman said. Officials responded to the marina after receiving a call around 3:37 a.m. from neighboring residents who reported an "explosion" and a "loud pop" at the marina, the spokesman said. When officials arrived, the boat was fully engulfed in flames and the dock was also on fire, according to the spokesman, who said officials used foam to extinguish the blaze.
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By Susan Reimer and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 6, 2011
More than 100 fire personnel and 30 fire vehicles were on the scene of a three-alarm fire Sunday afternoon at DiDi's Pizza on Holabird Avenue in Dundalk, fire officials said. When firefighters arrived at the scene about 12:20 p.m., they encountered such a large fire that they called for a second and then a third alarm, officials said. No one was injured in the blaze, whose cause was under investigation, fire officials said. The fire was declared under control about an hour later, officials said.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
An unidentified person firefighters rescued from a fire in South Baltimore was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with burns and possible smoke inhalation Friday night, according to Kevin Cartwright, a spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department. Ten units responded to a one-alarm call to the 1900 block of Breitwert Ave. near Carroll Park about 8:30 p.m. and took about 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze, Cartwright said. Firefighters found no other people inside the two-story structure.
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June 16, 2013
Baltimore City firefighters were on the scene of a three-story apartment fire in the 1600 block of Calhoun Street early Sunday, according to a fire department report. Firefighters responded at 4:30 a.m., with fire reported on the second floor. Some residents were evacuated and others were sheltered in place, according to the release. As of Sunday morning, officials said there was one injured civilian and one injured firefighter, though additional details were not yet available.
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February 29, 2012
UPPER MARLBORO — Authorities say a house fire that injured seven Prince George's County firefighters in Riverdale was arson. One firefighter remains hospitalized, in critical but stable condition, after Friday's fire. Kevin O'Toole is expected to stay in the hospital for weeks. Officials said at a news conference Wednesday that the fire was started in the basement of the home.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 6, 2010
Baltimore firefighters were working to control a massive fire downtown on The Block, the city's main hub of strip clubs near City Hall. Thick, black smoke could be seen rising over the city as firetrucks raced down Interstate 83. Initial reports indicated that the fire was based at 404 E. Baltimore St., the location of the Gayety Show World.
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By The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2011
A four-alarm blaze that began late Saturday night significantly damaged a seven-story vacant building on the west side of downtown and took firefighters more than five hours to put under control, fire officials said. A firefighter suffered a minor injury during the fire in the 300 block of N. Howard St., said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a spokesman for the city fire department. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Cartwright said. The fire was declared under control at 5:18 a.m. Sunday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2010
Baltimore County Fire Department crews knocked down three of the four walls of the old Seagram's Building in Dundalk after a two-alarm fire Friday. The building was part of the National Distillers Products, commonly known as Seagram's, distillery buildings at 7100 Sollers Point Road. The five-story building that caught fire was vacant and no one was inside at the time the blaze began, according to a statement from Elise Armacost, spokeswoman with the Fire Department. No injuries were reported.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2013
Two injured firefighters were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after battling a two-alarm blaze in Curtis Bay on Sunday afternoon, the Baltimore Fire Department said. Smoke and fire damaged four houses in a block of rowhomes in the 1600 block of Locust Street, fire officials said. The firefighters' injuries were not expected to be life-threatening. A second alarm was requested about 4:15 p.m., the Fire Department said. The fire has since been brought under control. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2010
Robert Hall could only think of saving his grandmother's friends and neighbors when he tried to race past the flames and smoke that were quickly consuming their Hampden rowhouse Monday morning. He was able to get Betty Lou Shipe, 82, out of the house by flinging open the front door, which she was struggling to unlock, but she died Tuesday of injuries suffered in the blaze. "I had to run into the fire," Hall said. "I grabbed her and ran back out. " Shipe died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, according to Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.
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