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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2012
Several flights were delayed at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday morning when a false fire alarm automatically shut down the baggage area for Southwest Airlines, one of the airport's largest carriers, officials said. While authorities ultimately determined there was no fire on the conveyor belt system that transports baggage, the delay from the alarm and investigation caused some complications for travelers during the busy year-end holiday season. "It did cause a little bit of the delay.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Two houses in the 2700 block of N. Calvert Street were damaged in a fire that began around 3:40 a.m. Thursday, according to the Baltimore City fire department. Residents were displaced by that fire which began in the rear of one house and spread to a second, said fire department spokesman Ian Brennan. Both houses had heavy smoke and fire damage, and a third house had some minor smoke damage, however no one was injured. Fire department officials evacuated several houses on the block, and called a second fire alarm, because of concerns that the fire might spread to other houses, Brennan said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 15, 2013
A student was arrested and charged in connection with a false fire alarm at Aberdeen Middle School Tuesday afternoon, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm at the school in the 100 block of Mount Royal Avenue at 1:50 p.m., according to a notice of investigation from the Fire Marshal's Office. Responding firefighters found an automatic alarm had activated, but not the school's sprinkler system. The Aberdeen Police Department also responded.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | January 10, 2014
Firefighters from Howard County's Department of Fire and Rescue Services extinguished a fire in the duct system of a four-story office building in downtown Columbia early Friday morning. According to a news release, units were dispatched to the 10400 block of Little Patuxent Parkway just before 6:30 a.m. to investigate an automatic fire alarm. Units found smoke on the fourth floor of the building and fire in the exhaust duct system, according to the release. Firefighters believe the fire started on a lower level and the original fire was controlled by extinguishing the source.
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By Jacques Kelly | September 17, 1990
One early summer noontime of 35 years ago my mother said she smelled smoke. It was a faint odor, coming from outside the house.A few minutes later, she and her aunt were hoisting themselves out a precarious third-floor window that was then serving as their fire observation tower. Fire sirens were blasting all over north Baltimore. One held the other as they did their best to defy the law of gravity.As they clung to the wooden window frame, they determined that the fire -- and a big one at that -- was issuing from Loyola College.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1997
Upset that the fire alarm system at Havre de Grace High School has been broken for at least 10 days, some parents are questioning why they were not formally notified about the malfunction.The malfunction became public at Monday's school board meeting, where a parent raised questions about the situation, prompting an inspection by the state fire marshal's office Tuesday.Since learning of the breakdown during a routine fire drill Oct. 6, school officials have been keeping the school's fire doors closed and having employees roam the building to check for fires.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2005
"Alert. Firebox 301. Company 3," the radio at the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Co. on Hickory Avenue suddenly barks out. In a room next to where the trucks are parked, firefighters spring to action. Within two minutes, they have donned their protective gear and boarded the big truck moving out the door, its sirens blaring and light flashing. Moving as fast as safety allows, the truck weaves on streets leading to a government office building on Bond Street. But something's wrong - the firefighters see no smoke.
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June 15, 1999
FireWinfield: Firefighters responded at 9:40 p.m. Friday to a fire alarm at Routes 97 and 26.
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April 1, 1996
FIRESykesville: Gamber firefighters assisted Sykesville at 8: 59 p.m. Thursday, responding to a fire alarm on Bartholow Road. Units were out 15 minutes.Sykesville: Sykesville firefighters responded at 2: 46 p.m. Friday to a fire alarm on Harbor Court. Units were out 30 minutes.Sykesville: Gamber firefighters assisted Sykesville at 8: 59 p.m. Thursday, responding to a fire alarm on Bartholow Road. Units were out 15 minutes.Pub Date: 4/01/96
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December 28, 1993
FIRE* Louisville: Gamber responded to a fire alarm on Bollinger Mill Road at 4:18 p.m. Sunday.HTC
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
Howard County fire officials say two people were injured in an apartment fire that occurred Saturday evening in the 9100 block of Gracious End Court in Columbia. Shortly before 8 p.m., Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue units responded to an automatic fire alarm, and the county 911 center also received calls about a fire and a possible burn victim. Responders found there had been a flash fire in the dining room of a third floor apartment. Officials said the fire caused a sprinkler to activate, and the blaze was extinguished.
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January 28, 2013
Jamie Raithel and Tony Jondo of Harford County and Brian Vandervort in Bethesda recently received professional licenses for EBL Engineers LLC. Raithel received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2000 and has been with EBL Engineers for 12 years. He also received his LEED AP Certification in 2006. Raithel has design responsibility for the mechanical systems of a variety of projects including industrial, commercial, educational and military applications.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 15, 2013
A student was arrested and charged in connection with a false fire alarm at Aberdeen Middle School Tuesday afternoon, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. The Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alarm at the school in the 100 block of Mount Royal Avenue at 1:50 p.m., according to a notice of investigation from the Fire Marshal's Office. Responding firefighters found an automatic alarm had activated, but not the school's sprinkler system. The Aberdeen Police Department also responded.
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January 6, 2013
Among the 84 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service during the period Dec. 30-Jan. 6 were the following: Frederick Road, 6300 block, 11:42 a.m. Jan. 5. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville, Halethorpe, Westview and Woodlawn career stations responded to the report of a fire in a building in Catonsville. No fire was found, but smoke was cleared from the building. Langford Road, 1600 block, 6:43 a.m. Jan. 5. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Catonsville, Westview and Woodlawn career stations responded to the report of a residential fire in Westview.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2012
Several flights were delayed at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday morning when a false fire alarm automatically shut down the baggage area for Southwest Airlines, one of the airport's largest carriers, officials said. While authorities ultimately determined there was no fire on the conveyor belt system that transports baggage, the delay from the alarm and investigation caused some complications for travelers during the busy year-end holiday season. "It did cause a little bit of the delay.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2012
Following a house fire in Northeast Baltimore that killed a grandmother and four of her grandchildren last week, city firefighters will canvass the entire city on Sunday and install smoke alarms wherever they are needed. "This creates an opportunity to interact with the public that we serve and more importantly install an early warning device (smoke alarm) in conjunction with a home evacuation plan to keep residents safe from the dangers of home fires," Chief Kevin Cartwright, a spokesman for the department, said in a statement.
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June 9, 1994
FIRE* Winfield: Winfield investigated a fire alarm in a building on Chanter Drive at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday. Crews were out for 25 minutes.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2012
Even as the dining room of Ross' Crab House filled up with smoke, Cindy Reidnauer kept a clear head. Reidnauer oversaw the evacuation Sunday night of six staff members and 15 customers — including a senior citizen confined to a wheelchair — after a two-alarm fire destroyed the popular Dundalk seafood restaurant. "I yelled, 'Everybody out,'" said Reidnauer, who manages the crab house at 1109 North Point Road. "We had an elderly woman who can't walk and some of our customers pulled together to carry her out. I'm just so grateful that everyone got out safely.
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September 19, 2011
The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department and auxiliary are hosting this year's 89th annual Prince George's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association convention in Laurel this week. To start off the week-long convention, teams of firefighters and auxiliary members challenged one another in field game competitions Saturday, Sept. 17 at McCullough Field. Some of the skill challenges included a bucket brigade, tug of war and a race to dress for a fire alarm. The convention wraps up with a parade Saturday, Sept.
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