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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | April 14, 1993
The Harryman House, a popular Reisterstown restaurant an tavern, received extensive damage early today when a fire raced through the building.No one was in the restaurant when the fire broke out about 2 a.m. and no injuries were reported, officials said. Police were hunting for possible residents of two upstairs apartments.Baltimore County police said the blaze apparently was caused by discarded smoking materials but it remains under investigation.The fire was reported by a passer-by who saw smoke and flames.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2013
A three-alarm fire damaged the 88-year-old Majestic Hotel in Ocean City , city officials reported. Firefighters arrived at the hotel, located on the Boardwalk at 7th Street, around 12:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told investigators they heard a large boom, then saw smoke coming from the building. The fire was extinguished a short time later. The hotel is closed for the winter, city officials said. Only one person, a maintenance worker, was known to be on the premises at the time of the blaze.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer | March 7, 1993
A two-alarm fire that started in ceiling electrical wiring caused at least $200,000 damage to the Harford County mental health clinic Friday night, authorities said.More than 100 volunteers from Bel Air, Abingdon, Fallston, Joppa-Magnolia and Level responded to the blaze at the annex on Hays Street in Bel Air.Using 15 pieces of equipment, firefighters battled the fire for 90 minutes before bringing it under control at 11:30 p.m., authorities said.Bob Thomas, deputy chief state fire marshal, said the fire started in the ceiling above a furnace and janitorial closet, and spread across the ceiling to the walls.
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By James Drew and James Drew,james.drew@baltsun.com | May 31, 2009
A fire at a two-story apartment building in Baltimore County just outside Mount Washington early Saturday claimed the life of a 34-year-old woman who was a teacher at a school for children with reading difficulties. Kristen Chencus, a resident of 6603 Copper Ridge Drive in Bonnie Ridge Apartments off Smith Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Michael W. Robinson, a division chief with the Baltimore County Fire Department. The first engine arriving at the building confirmed a fire on the first floor of Chencus' two-story garden apartment.
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May 10, 2005
An accidental fire caused $60,000 in damage to a 100-year- old house yesterday in the historic area of Annapolis, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 100 block of Prince George St. at 8:47 a.m. and had the fire under control after 30 minutes, said Capt. Joseph Martin, a spokesman for the Annapolis Fire Department. Martin said the fire was started by workers stripping paint with a heat gun. He said the fire damaged the third floor of the house. There was smoke and water damage on the lower floors, he said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 7, 2001
A Cockeysville automobile dealership was heavily damaged yesterday when a two-alarm fire broke out in the shop area. The fire at Valley Motors in the 9800 block of York Road forced police to close a stretch of heavily traveled York Road for several hours. Capt. James Korn, a spokesman for the Baltimore County Fire Department, said the fire broke out about 11:15 a.m. when a car in the shop's bay area caught fire. The fire spread quickly to the rest of the two-story building. It took firefighters more than five hours to bring the two-alarm blaze under control, he said.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dennis O'Brien and Dan Thanh Dang and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF Sun staff writers Richard Irwin and JoAnna Daemmrich contributed to this article | March 24, 1998
A three-alarm fire last night heavily damaged a 138-year-old historic residence that was originally built in the heart of Annapolis to serve as the city's first synagogue.The fire was discovered shortly before 8: 30 p.m. when a passer-by saw flames coming from the second floor of the three-story stucco building at 183 Duke of Gloucester St. and banged on the door to alert the two tenants. They were in the kitchen and unaware of the blaze.The tenants, Catherine Lange and Laura Zandenberge, escaped without injuries, but a firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation at Anne Arundel Medical Center, fire officials said.
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January 9, 2000
Traffic delays are expected in both directions on Main Street in Ellicott City beginning tomorrowat 7 a.m. while a building damaged by fire Nov. 9 is demolished. The work hours for the demolition project are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The job is expected to take four days, weather permitting. Two lanes of traffic will be kept open on Main Street, but traffic will be stopped while equipment is moved, according to the Department of Public Works' Bureau of Highways. Parking will be limited on Main Street.
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January 29, 2008
Two vacant and boarded rowhouses on St. Benedict Street in Southwest Baltimore were heavily damaged by fire yesterday afternoon, according to a Fire Department spokesman. The fire broke out shortly after 12:30 p.m. and required fire commanders to sound two alarms, bringing a dozen trucks and engines to the 2600 block of St. Benedict St., near St. Agnes Hospital. Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman, said flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived. The fire was under control shortly after 1 p.m. Cartwright said one firefighter twisted his ankle.
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October 28, 1996
Two schools damaged by fire and graffitiTwo Savage schools were damaged by fire and graffiti early Friday, and Howard County police believe two boys seen running from the area are to blame.Bollman Bridge Elementary School in the 8200 block of Savage Guilford Road and Patuxent Valley Middle School in the 9100 block of Vollmerhausen Road each suffered about $1,000 worth of damage after plastic recycling bins on the schools' loading docks and a trash bin were burned, said Lt. Ken Byerly, a Howard County fire spokesman.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | January 17, 2009
The answer to a Hampden church congregation's prayers arrived this week when new roofing timbers began rising above the nave of their burned 1879 building. Lightning from an August thunderstorm struck the belfry at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Within minutes, its roof and the upper reaches of the stone-and-frame building caught fire and burned. Firefighters stopped the flames by training streams of water inside the church, which sat in ruins before being resaturated by heavy autumn rains.
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January 29, 2008
Two vacant and boarded rowhouses on St. Benedict Street in Southwest Baltimore were heavily damaged by fire yesterday afternoon, according to a Fire Department spokesman. The fire broke out shortly after 12:30 p.m. and required fire commanders to sound two alarms, bringing a dozen trucks and engines to the 2600 block of St. Benedict St., near St. Agnes Hospital. Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman, said flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived. The fire was under control shortly after 1 p.m. Cartwright said one firefighter twisted his ankle.
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By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,Sun Reporter | January 26, 2007
A child playing with matches set the fire last month that displaced 40 people and caused $1.5 million damage at an Annapolis apartment complex, while a second fire days later on Main Street probably was sparked by a faulty heater, the city Fire Department said yesterday. The three-alarm blaze Dec. 13 at the Admiral Farragut Apartments on Hilltop Lane started in a closet of a first-floor apartment, according to the Fire Department. Residents tried to extinguish it before calling 911, and the fire spread further as they left a door open when they fled outside, said Capt.
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May 10, 2005
An accidental fire caused $60,000 in damage to a 100-year- old house yesterday in the historic area of Annapolis, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 100 block of Prince George St. at 8:47 a.m. and had the fire under control after 30 minutes, said Capt. Joseph Martin, a spokesman for the Annapolis Fire Department. Martin said the fire was started by workers stripping paint with a heat gun. He said the fire damaged the third floor of the house. There was smoke and water damage on the lower floors, he said.
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October 22, 2004
A family of seven was forced to find temporary shelter after its Odenton home was damaged by fire yesterday morning. Around 11:15 a.m., Anne Arundel County firefighters were called to a townhouse in the 8000 block of Monhegan Court near Fort Meade, said Division Chief John M. Scholz. The residence is home to a couple and five children, he said. Their names had not been released late yesterday. According to Scholz, only one family member, a 13-year-old boy, was inside the house when the fire began.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | December 26, 2003
The new black cherry carpet had not yet been laid. The wooden pews were not yet secured. And everything still needed cleaning when parishioners of St. Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Catholic Church in Joppa entered their sanctuary Sunday for the first time since lightning struck Aug. 29. Franciscan friar Salvatore Allessie, for one, was certain that it wouldn't be ready for Christmas services. Even on Christmas Eve, as the congregation celebrated Mass in the little schoolhouse across the parking lot - using a desk as an altar - the repair work continued.
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By James Drew and James Drew,james.drew@baltsun.com | May 31, 2009
A fire at a two-story apartment building in Baltimore County just outside Mount Washington early Saturday claimed the life of a 34-year-old woman who was a teacher at a school for children with reading difficulties. Kristen Chencus, a resident of 6603 Copper Ridge Drive in Bonnie Ridge Apartments off Smith Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Michael W. Robinson, a division chief with the Baltimore County Fire Department. The first engine arriving at the building confirmed a fire on the first floor of Chencus' two-story garden apartment.
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April 30, 1998
A Sykesville family of five stayed with friends and relatives after their two-story, split-level home was damaged by fire Tuesday, fire officials said.State fire marshals said the fire, which broke out near a wood stove at 4: 46 p.m., was caused by a faulty chimney. The home is in the first block of W. Old Liberty Road.William Hodgin, 52, sons William Jr., 21, Timothy, 18, Mark, 16, and daughter Jennifer, 20, were not at home when the fire was discovered by a neighbor.Firefighters from Winfield, Gamber and Sykesville brought the fire under control in about an hour.
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July 29, 2003
Anne Arundel County fire officials are investigating four car fires in a residential neighborhood in Glen Burnie yesterday morning. Neighbors called 911 about 5 a.m. after seeing a parked car in flames in the 100 block of First Ave., said Capt. Michael Cox, a spokesman for the county Fire Department. Investigators later found three other parked vehicles that had been damaged by fires. The total damage is estimated at $4,000, Cox said. Investigators think the incidents are linked but offered no other details yesterday.
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