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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer Staff writer Lan Nguyen contributed to this article | January 10, 1994
Four children died early yesterday morning after fire and smoke filled their West Baltimore rowhouse, only a block from where an arson fire killed three children and their mother in October.A woman and three other children were in critical condition after the blaze, which fire officials said was accidental.The one-alarm fire was reported at 4:27 a.m in the 600 block of Edgewood St., directly across from Gov. William Donald Schaefer's home since childhood, and had been sparked by clothing piled atop a first-floor heating grate, said Battalion Chief Hector Torres.
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By Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
Competition barbecue, testing man's primal abilities to make fire and cook meat, returned Saturday to downtown Bel Air, with 57 teams of passionate chefs smoking up beef, chicken and pork for more than 80 judges who took an oath to uphold "excellence in barbecue and the American way of life. " In the thick of the 14th annual Maryland State Barbecue Bash was George Hensler and his award-winning Harford County team, Who Are Those Guys? Hensler, along with teammates Al Smith and Bobby Zengel, have been on the barbecue circuit for several years now. They know the routine: Chicken, spare ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket barbecued, hopefully to succulent perfection, for several hours in charcoal-fired smokers, then presented in that order over the course of two hours to judges certified by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, the competition's sanctioning body.
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Staff Reports | March 3, 2013
Baltimore Fire Department officials say one person was found dead in a dwelling fire Sunday morning in the 1700 block of N. Broadway, and one firefighter responding to the scene suffered a minor burn while fighting the blaze. Officials said firefighters responded to the report of a dwelling fire and found heavy fire and smoke coming from second and third floor windows. As they ascended to the second floor, firefighters were met with intense heat, heavy smoke and fire, officials said, but pressed on because of reports that people may have been trapped.
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February 11, 2014
Anne Arundel County firefighters responded to a blaze Tuesday morning in Odenton that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage. According to the fire department, around 7:15 a.m., calls were received reporting a house fire in the 1300 block of Meyers Station Road. Upon arrival, firefighters saw fire and smoke from the second floor, and about 50 responders from Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties and Fort Meade came to the scene. The fire was brought under control in 30 minutes, officials said.
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December 16, 2004
Smoldering ashes from a wood stove are to blame for a two-alarm house fire yesterday afternoon in Severn, Anne Arundel fire officials said. Emergency crews were called to the two-story home in the 500 block of Eason Drive after a woman on the second floor noticed smoke outside her window, said Capt. Michael Cox, a Fire Department spokesman. Firefighters who arrived on the scene reported that fire and smoke had engulfed the home's rear porch, Cox said. Cox said ashes from the home's wood stove had been disposed of in a plastic bucket on the porch and that the container ignited from the heat of the embers.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
Two residents and a firefighter were injured in a two-alarm fire in a Dundalk apartment complex Friday night, Baltimore County fire officials said. Several people were trapped on balconies and 10 in total were rescued from the fire, which was reported shortly before midnight in the 1600 block of Four Georges Court, the fire department said. Fire and smoke was visible from a ground-level apartment in the back of the complex when firefighters arrived. One resident was hospitalized with serious injuries and smoke inhalation, while the firefighter suffered from smoke inhalation that was not expected to be life-threatening, the fire department said.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | February 20, 1996
A single-alarm fire -- possibly started by a toaster -- raced through a kitchen in a third-floor apartment in Columbia's Village of Long Reach Saturday morning, a county fire spokesman said.No one was injured in the fire, which was reported at 9:15 a.m. at the Locust Park Apartments in the 8800 block of Flowerstock Row, said Sgt. Robert Wiseman, a spokesman for the county Fire Department.The fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread to the apartment's dining room, Sergeant Wiseman said.
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February 11, 2014
Anne Arundel County firefighters responded to a blaze Tuesday morning in Odenton that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage. According to the fire department, around 7:15 a.m., calls were received reporting a house fire in the 1300 block of Meyers Station Road. Upon arrival, firefighters saw fire and smoke from the second floor, and about 50 responders from Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties and Fort Meade came to the scene. The fire was brought under control in 30 minutes, officials said.
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June 14, 1994
County fire investigators are still looking for whoever hurled two Molotov cocktails through the window of an assistant principal's office at Arundel High School yesterday morning and caused damage estimated at $15,000, a Fire Department spokesman said.One of the Molotov cocktails exploded, said Lt. Robert Kornmann, a spokesman for the department. Fire Department dispatchers received a call about a building fire at 1001 Annapolis Road at 4:13 a.m., Lieutenant Kornmann said. Four engines, two trucks and 24 firefighters brought the blaze under control at 5:37 a.m. Lieutenant Kornmann said.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1996
A lighted candle that ignited a curtain was blamed for a three-alarm fire Saturday night in a Glen Burnie apartment complex that displaced 20 families and caused an estimated $500,000 damage, a spokesman for the county Fire Department said yesterday.No injuries were reported.Capt. Robert Kornmann, the spokesman, said the flame from the candle set a curtain on fire in a second-floor bedroom in a unit at Heritage Hill Regency Club Apartments in the 6300 block of Smithy Square.He said the fire quickly spread to 19 other apartments in five buildings, destroying one apartment building and causing severe fire and smoke damage to four others.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
Two residents and a firefighter were injured in a two-alarm fire in a Dundalk apartment complex Friday night, Baltimore County fire officials said. Several people were trapped on balconies and 10 in total were rescued from the fire, which was reported shortly before midnight in the 1600 block of Four Georges Court, the fire department said. Fire and smoke was visible from a ground-level apartment in the back of the complex when firefighters arrived. One resident was hospitalized with serious injuries and smoke inhalation, while the firefighter suffered from smoke inhalation that was not expected to be life-threatening, the fire department said.
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Staff Reports | March 3, 2013
Baltimore Fire Department officials say one person was found dead in a dwelling fire Sunday morning in the 1700 block of N. Broadway, and one firefighter responding to the scene suffered a minor burn while fighting the blaze. Officials said firefighters responded to the report of a dwelling fire and found heavy fire and smoke coming from second and third floor windows. As they ascended to the second floor, firefighters were met with intense heat, heavy smoke and fire, officials said, but pressed on because of reports that people may have been trapped.
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February 9, 2010
A woman died Monday night in a fire that destroyed a ranch-style home in Woodlawn, the Baltimore County Fire Department said. The victim's name was withheld pending notification of family members. A Fire Department communications supervisor said the woman was declared dead at the scene. Her body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Reported at 5:43 p.m., the single-alarm fire quickly raced through the L-shaped single-story dwelling in the 2000 block of Royal Court Drive near Windsor Mill Road and was filled with fire and smoke when the first of at least 20 pieces of equipment from stations between Pikesville and Catonsville responded.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | October 31, 2008
Two people were killed early yesterday in a fire at an East Baltimore corner grocery store. Firefighters responded to the report of a fire in the 2400 block of Jefferson St. at 12:30 a.m., said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman. They found heavy fire and smoke at the two-story brick store, which has an apartment above it. When they searched the building, they found a man and woman who were unconscious and not breathing in the front room on the second floor, Cartwright said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter | May 15, 2008
At first, Monique Holmes thought the noise that shook her awake about 6:30 a.m. yesterday came from her alarm clock. But then she saw smoke filling her second-floor West Baltimore apartment and realized that the blaring sound was the smoke detector. She yelled for her young children, Marcus and Michael Clark, who jumped from their beds and ran into her room. They opened windows and gulped in fresh air. Holmes called 911 while her friend, Cherisse Hamlett, shouted to people below to prepare to catch the children in case they jumped.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN REPORTER | May 23, 2007
They crawled into the burning rowhouse on their hands and knees, advancing beneath fire and smoke, moving straight into an overwhelming heat that pressed in from all sides. They swept into darkness, each sealed head-to-toe in nearly 70 pounds of protective gear, breathing compressed air delivered from the tanks on their backs to the masks on their faces. The Baltimore firefighters who charged through the front door of a blazing Cecil Avenue rowhouse yesterday entered with a fire hose hurling about 100 gallons of water per minute.
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By MARY GAIL HARE | April 30, 2006
A two-alarm fire at a Parkville apartment complex last night destroyed a three-story building with 12 units and severely damaged two apartments in adjoining structures. All of the units involved were occupied, leaving 14 families in Doncaster Village displaced. Most had found temporary shelter within hours, fire officials said. No injuries were reported, although one firefighter was treated at the scene for illness related to exertion. Investigators determined that the fire was started by careless smoking in a third-floor apartment in the 9300 block of Hallsboro Circle.
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By Joe Nawrozki and William B. Talbott | April 26, 1991
Six residents of two homes in the 3400 block of Old York Road in north Baltimore were displaced today after a two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to the dwellings, above. Fire officials said a mother and her three children who lived at 3412 Old York Road and two residents of apartments at 3410 escaped the fire, which was reported about 7:45 a.m.Brenda Campbell, of 3412, said she heard a smoke alarm and saw fire and smoke outside her bedroom window. She and her children, Christina, 11, Steven, 9, and Brenda Lee, 2, fled the house.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,sun reporter | May 10, 2007
Damage was estimated in the millions of dollars as a three-alarm blaze destroyed a large Southeast Baltimore warehouse yesterday evening. Fire investigators were expected to enter the ruins of the Adcor Industries warehouse in the 900 block of S. Grundy St. this morning, seeking the cause of the blaze that erupted shortly after the last employee had left for the day about 5 p.m., according to Chief Kevin Cartwright, a city Fire Department spokesman....
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By MARY GAIL HARE | April 30, 2006
A two-alarm fire at a Parkville apartment complex last night destroyed a three-story building with 12 units and severely damaged two apartments in adjoining structures. All of the units involved were occupied, leaving 14 families in Doncaster Village displaced. Most had found temporary shelter within hours, fire officials said. No injuries were reported, although one firefighter was treated at the scene for illness related to exertion. Investigators determined that the fire was started by careless smoking in a third-floor apartment in the 9300 block of Hallsboro Circle.
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