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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.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
Four people were rescued when their boat overheated, caught fire and began to sink on the Patapsco River Sunday morning. Petty Officer Ryan Ketchum, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard's Baltimore office, said crews received a distress call at 11:08 a.m. Sunday, and "a good Samaritan" aboard the vessel "Venture" responded to rescue three adults and a child from a 30-foot Chris Craft. No injuries were reported, Ketchum said. The incident occurred just north of Bodkin Creek. The boat, which was taking on water and beginning to slowly sink, was de-watered and towed by the Coast Guard to McCluskey Marina in Severna Park.
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April 17, 2006
An Edgewater man has died after his vehicle crashed and caught fire in Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. Steven M. Hilgenberg, 48, was driving his 1999 GMC Safari van in the 1400 block of Governor Bridge Road about 8 p.m. Friday, when he crossed the center line and crashed into mailboxes on the road's shoulder, police said. The vehicle's tires became stuck in the dirt and the van caught fire as Hilgenberg gunned his engine trying to free the vehicle, police said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
A seriously injured woman was rescued from one of two boats that caught fire in Baltimore harbor Saturday afternoon, fire officials said. The boats were at the end of a dock near Aliceanna and President streets in Harbor East, said Fire Department spokesman Roman Clark. The fire started about 1 p.m., and firefighters had to cut through the hull of a vessel to get to the woman, who was trapped, he said. The woman, believed to be about 68 years old, is expected to survive, he said.
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By LARRY CARSON | December 7, 2007
A Howard Transit bus driver yesterday stopped her vehicle and ushered the passengers to safety just before the vehicle caught fire outside Howard Community College in Columbia. Sharon Smith, deputy administrator for Corridor Transportation Corp., which manages the 26-vehicle fixed route system, said the incident occurred about 9 a.m. The driver, who did not want her name released, smelled gasoline and got her three passengers out of the 2000 Ford bus, which then caught fire. The bus had traveled 459,781 miles, well over the normal 300,000 replacement standard, according to Smith.
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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.
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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.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | 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.
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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.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | 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.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
An 8-year-old boy walking home from school was killed Wednesday when an East Baltimore rowhouse that neighbors said exploded caught fire, sending rubble into the street and plumes of thick, black smoke over the area. Three other people, including two adults who were in the house and another child outside, were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. The home in the 400 block of N. Lakewood Ave. was destroyed - a wall crumbled and two floors collapsed.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County authorities are looking for three women caught on surveillance video at Glen Burnie High School after a baseball dugout caught fire early Saturday morning. Fire officials said three women, between the ages 16 to 25, were captured on the school's surveillance cameras near the athletic field after the blaze broke out around 4:25 a.m. Firefighters brought the fire under control in less than an hour. No injuries were reported. Damage to the dugout is estimated at $6,000.
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By Adam Tiffen | June 3, 2013
On May 24, my wife and I embarked on our first cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. Having deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, I had been overseas for our fifth anniversary, and this year I booked a cruise out of Baltimore to help make up for it. I was a little hesitant to do so. Last year, while deployed to Afghanistan, I booked a cruise for my two weeks' leave. I planned to meet my wife in Barcelona, Spain, and we would embark on our first cruise aboard the Costa Concordia for a one-week tour of the Mediterranean.
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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 Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2010
A homeless man suffered second and third degree burns that covered about 75 percent of his body after he caught fire Wednesday afternoon outside the Canton Safeway supermarket, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the 2600 block of Boston Street about 1:45 p.m. for reports of a brush fire when they found the unidentified man who had caught fire, said Kevin Cartwright, a fire department spokesman. The unidentified man was taken to Bayview Medical Center, where he remains in serious condition, Cartwright said.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | May 22, 2009
A fire during a vehicle testing operation Thursday morning in the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground left one employee dead and critically injured two others. "The crew of three was testing a vehicle and a malfunction occurred with an ensuing fire," said George Mercer, a spokesman for the Army base. Officials at the Harford County base said they will follow the Army's 24-hour policy for releasing the names of the victims - all civilians - and will disclose the information today.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
A seriously injured woman was rescued from one of two boats that caught fire in Baltimore harbor Saturday afternoon, fire officials said. The boats were at the end of a dock near Aliceanna and President streets in Harbor East, said Fire Department spokesman Roman Clark. The fire started about 1 p.m., and firefighters had to cut through the hull of a vessel to get to the woman, who was trapped, he said. The woman, believed to be about 68 years old, is expected to survive, he said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 5, 2002
An unoccupied Ellicott City townhouse was destroyed by a fire yesterday morning, fire officials said. The house, which was under construction near Kaiser Drive and Executive Park Drive, caught fire about 9:40 a.m., said M. Sean Kelly, a spokesman for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. No one was at the house at the time of the fire, which was extinguished about 11:30 a.m., Kelly said. Authorities are investigating, Kelly said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | January 10, 2009
A man died yesterday after catching fire behind a Fells Point building where scenes of Homicide: Life on the Street used to be filmed. The incident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. near Broadway and Thames Street, a well-traveled thoroughfare. The man, whose identity was not available, was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman. Firefighters extinguished the flames, but the man died. His clothed body was found about 30 feet behind a fence blocking the area next to the harbor.
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November 28, 2008
Clothing catches fire, woman, 85, dies Fire officials say an 85-year-old woman died yesterday after her clothing caught fire at her house in Jarrettsville. Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph Zurolo said the fire was first reported at 9:41 a.m. He said Dorothy Marie Beall was in her basement apartment in the 3200 block of Seiter Lane when the fire broke out. Investigators believe she decided to add more pellets to a stove in the apartment. While she was doing this, her clothing apparently caught fire.
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