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April 15, 2013
Fire crews from Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties battled a house and brush fire on Sunday in Laurel. According to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, on Sunday at about 9:30 p.m., firefighters from the Savage station were alerted to a brush fire in the 9000 block of Whiskey Bottom Road in Laurel. Units arrived to find an abandon house engulfed in fire, as well as several brush fires. Additional units from the three counties were called for assistance.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
A snowy winter kept the state's brush fire season at bay into March, but now Maryland forestry officials are conducting controlled burns to prevent accidental blazes later this spring. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is conducting burns at Sandy Point State Park and on Hart-Miller Island on Thursday, officials said. Trained forest service crews set the fires using torches fueled by a solution of diesel and gasoline, said  Monte Mitchell, state fire superviser with the natural resources department's forest service.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2011
Anne Arundel County firefighters battled merging brush fires Friday afternoon in Glen Burnie that stretched for a mile. Division Chief Michael Cox said at about 3:30 p.m. that the blaze near Route 100 between Interstate 97 and Route 170 was contained. He said it appeared that no one had been injured and that the blaze touched no buildings but may have reached a construction site. The fire may have started as a number of small spot fires and spread, he said. Valerie Burnette Edgar, spokeswoman for the State Highway Administration, said that at about 6:30 p.m. the right lane of westbound Route 100 remained closed due to the fire, but the other westbound lanes were open.
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March 26, 2014
An article in the March 28, 1914, edition of The Argus reported the loss of a farmer's flock after a fire. A brooder containing 120 prize white Wyandotte chickens four weeks old burned Sunday night at the home of Claude B. Doing , at Lansdowne. The chicks had been raised with particular care by Mr. Doing, the eggs being from prize winners exhibited at Timonium and Rockville fairs. The brooder was 16 by 14 feet and was heated by hot water. The cause of the fire is a mystery.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
Howard and Anne Arundel County fire crews battled a brush fire in a residential area of North Laurel yesterday afternoon. No injuries were reported, fire officials said, and damage was limited to a relatively small area.The fire was reported at 1: 50 p.m. when a resident on 6th Street called 911 about a fire behind a single-family home. Firefighters from Savage, Scaggsville and Anne Arundel had extinguished the fire by about 3: 15 p.m., said Lt. Michael Baker, a spokesman for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2011
Fires caused Interstate 95 in Laurel, as well as Route 40 in eastern Baltimore County, to close as firefighters battled nearby blazes, officials said. Northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Laurel have reopened, between MD 198 and the Capital Beltway, after they were closed as firefighters fought a large brush fire, state police said. A section of Route 40 in east Baltimore County was closed as firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at the Strong Arm Bail Bonds in Rosedale, Baltimore County police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2012
A seven-alarm fire swept through about 40 acres of timber farmland on the southern end of Kent Island on Sunday, burning for nearly 12 hours before firefighters from across Maryland and Delaware contained the flames, according to aQueen Anne's Countyfire spokesman. At its height, the fire forced about 25 homes to be evacuated and brought fire personnel from at least 10 agencies to the small island on the eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, said Chief Kevin Aftung, the spokesman for the county's all-volunteer fire department.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2012
Some 100 Joppa residents were evacuated from their homes Sunday afternoon as a brush fire burned just over 18 acres in the area of Dembytown and Trimble roads. The Joppa fire, which burned for more than five hours, came as officials spent the weekend warning Marylanders that dry, windy conditions were making much of the state ripe for such brush fires. The four-alarm blaze was largely under control by early evening, said Chief Ryan Barrow of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 25, 1998
About 100 firefighters from Carroll and Frederick counties and Adams County in Pennsylvania labored for 2 1/2 hours yesterday a mile south of Taneytown before bringing a stubborn brush fire under control, authorities said.The blaze, discovered about 3 p.m., spread over 15 to 20 acres of fields and woods west of Hapes Mill and Crouse Mill roads, officials said. No one was injured.Pub Date: 11/25/98
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By From Staff Reports | June 5, 1994
Long-distance telephone service for thousands of % 5/8 Baltimore-area customers of MCI Communications was back to normal yesterday after a 2 1/2 -hour interruption late Friday caused by a brush fire that damaged fiber-optic cable in Northeast Baltimore.MCI spokesman Jim Collins said yesterday that the fire, along railroad tracks near the intersection of 25th Street and Garrett Avenue, broke the cable at 9:12 p.m. Maintenance workers managed to splice the cable at 11:45 p.m., using heat to fuse the glass fiber back together, he said.
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September 8, 2013
Among the 60 calls for medical and fire-rescue service received by the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department during the period Sept. 1-8, were the following Wilkens Avenue at Beechfield Road, 11:10 a.m. Sept. 7. Crews responded to the report of a brush fire in the Arbutus area and assisted Baltimore City units in extinguishing a large brush fire. Interstate 695 between exit 9 and exit 10, 9:00 p.m. Sept 6. Crews from the Arbutus and Lansdowne volunteer stations and Halethorpe career station responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident on the highway in the Arbutus area.
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April 15, 2013
Fire crews from Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties battled a house and brush fire on Sunday in Laurel. According to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, on Sunday at about 9:30 p.m., firefighters from the Savage station were alerted to a brush fire in the 9000 block of Whiskey Bottom Road in Laurel. Units arrived to find an abandon house engulfed in fire, as well as several brush fires. Additional units from the three counties were called for assistance.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 2, 2013
Firefighters from several volunteer companies in Harford and Baltimore counties battled a woods fire in Fallston Tuesday afternoon. On Friday evening, another woods fire in Joppatowne required several area fire companies to control. The Fallston fire was reported in the rear of Fallston Valley Drive at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association's media Facebook page. Several dozen firefighters from volunteer companies in Fallston, Bel Air, Kingsville and Long Green responded to the blaze, which consumed several acres, association spokesman Rich Gardiner said.
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March 17, 2013
Among the 85 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service during the period March 3-10 were the following: Frederick Road, 6300 block, 3:00 p.m. March 15. Crews from the Arbutus and Violetville volunteer stations and Catonsville, Halethorpe, Randallstown, Westview and Woodlawn career stations responded to the report of a building fire in Catonsville and found smoke, but no fire. Interstate-695 between exits 12 and 13, 7:45 p.m. March 14. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville career station responded to the report of a brush fire on the Baltimore Beltway in the Catonsville area near the Wilkens Avenue and Edmondson Avenue exits and extinguished the fire.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2012
A city-owned playground in the Harwood neighborhood of North Baltimore that was substantially damaged in a fire last month and recently drew the attention of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be rebuilt, according to city officials. A claim to replace the damaged parts of the playground was filed with the city's Office of Risk Management by the Department of Recreation and Parks, which operates the playground and about 100 others like it throughout the city, shortly after the fire occurred on Aug. 13, according to Gwendolyn Chambers, a recreation and parks spokeswoman.
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By James T. Sarazin | July 9, 2012
The other day, my wife and I were in Kent County when we saw smoke on the horizon. We went about our business for a little while, and then curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to go over and check out the fire. It turned out there was a brush fire that got out of control and grew from 25 acres to 100 acres. I'm happy to say there was no loss of life or significant property damage. The fire did, however, come very close to homes. I was standing next to a man who had to be evacuated from his home and was not allowed to go back inside; the police were keeping him out. We could not feel the heat of the fire, but there was smoke all around us, and burned vegetation was blowing in the air. What struck me most about that day was the word "volunteer" written on virtually every piece of emergency equipment that I could see: tankers, fire trucks and ambulances.
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By Erica L. Green, Jessica Anderson, Frederick N. Rasmussen and Ed Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2011
Dozens of Anne Arundel County firefighters battled throughout the night to contain a five-alarm blaze that broke out just south of Odenton on Saturday, said Capt. James Rostek, spokesman for the fire department. "We've been hitting hot spots all night long and the battle continues," Rostek said Sunday morning. High winds that drove the flames Saturday had died down by Sunday morning. However, by Sunday morning the amount of affected land had grown from about 100 acres to between 200 and 300 acres, Rostek said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 19, 2001
More than 100 firefighters spent much of yesterday fighting a brush fire that charred about 15 acres in Chase and sent smoke drifting for several miles. Acting Lt. Tim Robinson of the Baltimore County Fire Department said emergency dispatchers began receiving reports of smoke in the area around Earls and New Bengies roads in the eastern part of the county about 6 a.m. Heavy fog made it difficult to find the source of the fire, which was in an uninhabited area east of Martin State Airport amid thick woods and marshes, Robinson said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2012
A seven-alarm fire swept through about 40 acres of timber farmland on the southern end of Kent Island on Sunday, burning for nearly 12 hours before firefighters from across Maryland and Delaware contained the flames, according to aQueen Anne's Countyfire spokesman. At its height, the fire forced about 25 homes to be evacuated and brought fire personnel from at least 10 agencies to the small island on the eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, said Chief Kevin Aftung, the spokesman for the county's all-volunteer fire department.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2012
A blaze Sunday at an Edgewater marina destroyed a storage shed and damaged three sailboats. Anne Arundel County Fire Capt. James Rostek said 94 firefighters responded to a four-alarm brush fire at 1:59 p.m. at the Holiday Point Marina in the 3700 block of Beach Drive Boulevard. The fire was under control by 4 p.m., and extinguished by 5 p.m. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported, Rostek said. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The outbuilding destroyed was located on marina property, Rostek said.
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