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The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Cars leaving Baltimore via the Jones Falls Expressway experienced significant delays early Monday morning as fire and police crews worked to clear a car fire. The fire was in the northbound lanes of Interstate 83 near Guilford Avenue. The lanes were back open as of about 2:30 a.m. The southbound lanes near 28th Street were also temporarily shut down by police after the Ravens' Super Bowl victory Sunday night because of congestion downtown, but were reopened by 2 a.m. Many motorists leaving the city after watching the Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers found themselves slowed to a crawl as traffic backed up.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
A car caught fire on the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Monday afternoon, briefly shutting all inner loop lanes carrying Interstate 695 over the Patapsco River in Baltimore. Tamory Winfield, a Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman, said the fire - which began around 6:30 p.m. - had been extinguished by about 7:15 p.m., and traffic was getting by despite the right lane remaining closed. The car that caught fire had been removed. The incident was the second of its kind in 24 hours for the MdTA.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | March 18, 2010
Baltimore County police have identified the Carroll County man who was found in a burning car in Upperco last week. John David Metcalf, 48, of the 4600 block of Buffington Lane in Taneytown was found March 12 after county police and fire responded to reports of a vehicle fire in the 4600 block of Black Road. He was dead at the scene. After an investigation, police determined that the engine in Metcalf's vehicle caught fire when he stopped in the parking lot of Grace United Methodist Church in the 4600 block of Black Rock Road.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
A car caught fire in Mount Washington Wednesday night, sending flames as high as 20 feet in the air, according to witnesses. The fire department said no injuries were reported and the fire was put out shortly after firefighters arrived on the scene in the 2500 block of Manhattan Ave. around 8:30 p.m. The cause is under investigation, Baltimore fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Nikolaus Dunlap, a 14-year-old who was visiting from Alaska with his mother, said he and his sister went out on the street, saw the flames and called 911. Dunlap and his mother said they didn't see anyone near the car, which they said was parallel-parked when the fire started.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 22, 2013
Two boys were arrested and charged in connection with a car fire in Edgewood Friday that investigators say was deliberately set. Shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle fire in the 400 block of Edgewood Road, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire involved a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier which was parked at the rear of a commercial property, the Fire Marshal's Office said in a media release. Four firefighters were able to control the fire in 10 minutes.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Three firefighters were injured in a car fire explosion downtown Wednesday night, Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan said. The firefighters had been tending to the car fire near the intersection of North Calvert and East Pleasant streets around 7:30 p.m., when it exploded, burning three of them. All three were taken to local hospitals - one to Mercy and the other two to Johns Hopkins Bayview - with minor injuries, Brennan said. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
A car caught fire shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 295 north just before the road turns into Russell Street in the city, giving off smoke and closing the right lane of the highway, a city fire dispatcher said. Traffic was passing on the left side and the burning vehicle was on the right shoulder as of about 2:15 p.m., officials said. Fire engines 14 and 55 responded to the scene, which was expected to be cleared shortly, officials said. No injuries were reported.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
A Mr. Tire employee is recovering from first- and second-degree burns after a car fire broke out in the Parkville auto repair shop Friday. County fire officials responded to the shop in the 7700 block of Harford Road at around 3:50 p.m. where they saw smoke and flames in the front of the building, and found that a man had suffered burns, according to a release from the department. Emergency personnel took the patient to Bayview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, fire officials said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
A car caught fire on the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Monday afternoon, briefly shutting all inner loop lanes carrying Interstate 695 over the Patapsco River in Baltimore. Tamory Winfield, a Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman, said the fire - which began around 6:30 p.m. - had been extinguished by about 7:15 p.m., and traffic was getting by despite the right lane remaining closed. The car that caught fire had been removed. The incident was the second of its kind in 24 hours for the MdTA.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
City confirmed Saturday that a man and a woman whose bodies were found in a burning car in West Baltimore early Friday morning had been shot. Police said it was still not clear whether they were killed by bullets or the fire and had no more information on the cause of the blaze. The fire was discovered at about 5 a.m. in the 2000 block of N. Monroe St. in the Mondawmin neighborhood, fire officials said. "Whether or not they are fire victims or otherwise has to be determined by the state medical examiner," Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said Friday.
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Editorial from The Aegis | March 13, 2014
The effectiveness of the volunteer firefighters who responded earlier this week to the scene of a car fire at a commercial garage in Joppa is exemplary of why it is important for Harford County to try to figure out a way to resolve the funding issues related to providing ambulance service. It was bad enough that the fire was the result of an automotive gasoline tank that was, according to fire investigators, set ablaze by someone drilling into or near the tank. Putting out a gasoline fire is no easy task and, not only is gasoline flammable like kerosene and plenty of other petroleum products, but it is also potentially explosive.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Three firefighters were injured in a car fire explosion downtown Wednesday night, Fire Department spokesman Ian Brennan said. The firefighters had been tending to the car fire near the intersection of North Calvert and East Pleasant streets around 7:30 p.m., when it exploded, burning three of them. All three were taken to local hospitals - one to Mercy and the other two to Johns Hopkins Bayview - with minor injuries, Brennan said. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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March 10, 2013
Among the 49 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service during the period March 3-10, were the following: Stafford Drive, 300 block, 1:13 p.m. March 8. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville and Halethorpe career stations responded to the report of an unconscious person, possibly due to an overdose, in Catonsville. One person taken to a local hospital. East Drive, 5400 block, 5:25 p.m. March 7. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Halethorpe career station responded to the report of an woman about to give birth in Arbutus and transported one person to a local hospital.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
City confirmed Saturday that a man and a woman whose bodies were found in a burning car in West Baltimore early Friday morning had been shot. Police said it was still not clear whether they were killed by bullets or the fire and had no more information on the cause of the blaze. The fire was discovered at about 5 a.m. in the 2000 block of N. Monroe St. in the Mondawmin neighborhood, fire officials said. "Whether or not they are fire victims or otherwise has to be determined by the state medical examiner," Baltimore City Fire Department spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said Friday.
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The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Cars leaving Baltimore via the Jones Falls Expressway experienced significant delays early Monday morning as fire and police crews worked to clear a car fire. The fire was in the northbound lanes of Interstate 83 near Guilford Avenue. The lanes were back open as of about 2:30 a.m. The southbound lanes near 28th Street were also temporarily shut down by police after the Ravens' Super Bowl victory Sunday night because of congestion downtown, but were reopened by 2 a.m. Many motorists leaving the city after watching the Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers found themselves slowed to a crawl as traffic backed up.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 22, 2013
Two boys were arrested and charged in connection with a car fire in Edgewood Friday that investigators say was deliberately set. Shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a vehicle fire in the 400 block of Edgewood Road, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire involved a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier which was parked at the rear of a commercial property, the Fire Marshal's Office said in a media release. Four firefighters were able to control the fire in 10 minutes.
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July 11, 2001
Iris, the county's arson-detecting dog, is earning more praise and pats on the head, this time for sniffing out the cause of a car fire at a Glen Burnie apartment complex. The black Labrador retriever, who has been made an honorary county employee by County Executive Janet S. Owens, found traces of a flammable liquid on the exterior of the burned-out 1996 Oldsmobile. Iris also detected traces of the liquid on a suspect's clothes and on the seat of his car, authorities said. Investigators knew the fire wasn't caused by a mechanical problem or leaking fuel because the engine compartment and the fuel tank were intact, Division Chief John M. Scholz said.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
A Mr. Tire employee is recovering from first- and second-degree burns after a car fire broke out in the Parkville auto repair shop Friday. County fire officials responded to the shop in the 7700 block of Harford Road at around 3:50 p.m. where they saw smoke and flames in the front of the building, and found that a man had suffered burns, according to a release from the department. Emergency personnel took the patient to Bayview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, fire officials said.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | October 10, 2012
The Susquehanna Hose Company will hold an open house Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Division 4 Firehouse, 911 Revolution St. in Havre de Grace. The open house will feature fire engine rides, aerial truck basket rides, an auto extraction demonstration and a car fire demonstration. Sparky the Dog also will visit. The Safe House Trailer from the Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department will be on site for kids to go through, and the Harford 911 Center will have an information table set up. Free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors will be given out, and there will be food and drinks for all in attendance.
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