July 31, 2000
EARLEVILLE - A Philadelphia man died in an early morning fire yesterday in Cecil County that destroyed his vacation camper, state fire marshals said. Robert James Hillman, 51, was unable to escape his camper when it caught fire about 2 a.m. at Indian Acres Campground in the 600 block of Knight Island Road.
June 17, 1994
FIRE* Sykesville: A shed in the area of Oklahoma Road and Norris Avenue caught fire Wednesday night. Engines from Sykesville, Winfield, Gamber and Howard County responded to the blaze at 9:57 p.m. They were out for 20 minutes.Fire companies from Sykesville and Winfield, as well as Howard County, responded to an electrical fire in the 600 block of Obrecht Road at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday. The units were out for 20 minutes.Sykesville firefighters responded to a tree fire in the 500 block of Martz Road at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday.
June 26, 2001
A Hampstead man killed early Sunday when his car struck a utility pole and caught fire in northern Harford County apparently had fallen asleep at the wheel, according to state police in Bel Air. Christopher Martin Snyder, 37, of the 1300 block of Main St. was pronounced dead about 3 a.m. Sunday at the scene in the 4600 block of Graceton Road near Pylesville, where he was trapped in his 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, police said. The car apparently was southbound near Wheeler School Road when it crossed the center line, struck the pole, flipped several times and caught fire, police said.
October 14, 2003
An Annapolis man was killed late Sunday when his car went off the road and caught fire, Anne Arundel County police said. Glenn Thomas McNamara, 42, of the first block of Acorn Drive, was driving his Jeep Cherokee east on Acorn Drive in Annapolis when it left the road near Pafel Road. The Jeep became stuck in the grass next to the road. When McNamara tried to free the vehicle, the spinning tires dug into the dirt and caught fire. McNamara died of injuries from the fire. The cause of the crash and fire are being investigated.
July 30, 2004
Three boys were charged with second-degree arson yesterday after accidentally setting fire to an 81-year-old church east of the Carroll County line, Baltimore County police said. Deer Park United Methodist Church in the 6100 block of Deer Park Road near Reisterstown sustained $250,000 in damage when its roof caught fire after midnight yesterday, police said. No one was injured. Police believe the boys - ages 12, 13 and 14 - had been burning materials near the church when it caught fire.
August 30, 2003
The steeple of a Harford County church was struck by lightning and caught fire during a thunderstorm yesterday. The fire, reported about 6 p.m. at St. Mary's of the Assumption on Mountain Road in Joppa, was contained to the steeple and small portion of the roof, said a spokesman for the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. The church was occupied, but no one was injured. Damage estimates were not available.