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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 21, 2003
A Glen Burnie man was seriously injured yesterday after a fire broke out in the locked bedroom where he was sleeping, Anne Arundel County fire officials said. Byung Joung Lee had burns over 80 percent of his body but was able to flee the two-story house in the 7800 block of Ritchie Highway with his father's help, said Lt. George Wiseman, a Fire Department spokesman. He was in critical condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's burn center. When the fire broke out about 5:30 a.m., Lee's father kicked down his son's door, allowing the younger man to escape, according to firefighters.
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
A fire broke out in a two-story home Friday morning burning an infant and sending two others to the hospital. Just after 11 a.m., about 10 fire crews responded to 435 Monford Ave., in the McElderry Park neighborhood, and put out a fire within 10 minutes that was contained to one room. An adult and a child in the home suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. An infant, also in the home, suffered burns but Baltimore fire spokesman Kevin Cartwright did not know the degree of the burns or where the child was taken for medical care.
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By NIA HENDERSON and NIA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | April 5, 2006
A two-alarm fire broke out in south Anne Arundel County yesterday morning. Fire officials responded to the 5100 block of Chalk Point Road at 10:53 a.m. and found a single-family dwelling on fire. No one was at the residence at the time. By 11:51 a.m., the fire was under control. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are pending.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
One city firefighter received minor injuries battling a three-alarm fire that broke out Thursday morning in a commercial building in the 1700 block of Fleet Street near Broadway in Fells Point. According to Chief Kevin Cartwright, spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department, the fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. in a three-story, mid-block building with a liquor store on the first level. He said fire fighters reported heavy smoke on the first level and fire on the second and third levels.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2001
Investigators' efforts to pinpoint the cause of a weekend fire at a Harford County nightclub were stymied yesterday when fire erupted again shortly after 3 p.m., a state fire official said yesterday. "We'd just completed a briefing; we were reassembling and preparing to go inside" when a hidden fire broke out under a section of collapsed roof, said Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor. No one was inside the building at 2607 Belair Road when the second fire started, about 36 hours after firefighters first responded.
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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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September 3, 1991
A fire in a rear second-floor bedroom in the first block of North Catherine Street in Southwest Baltimore took the life of a 70-year-old man yesterday afternoon and forced his wife to flee their home.Sirlister Ford was found dead and badly burned in bed.His wife, Letha Ford, who was downstairs when the fire broke out, heard the smoke detector go off and dialed 911, fire officials said. They blamed the fatal blaze on careless smoking.The fire, which did an estimated $8,500 in damage to the home and its contents, was reported at 2:49 p.m. and brought under control in 14 minutes.
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By JUSTIN FENTON | March 10, 2006
A two-alarm fire Wednesday night at a Bel Air apartment complex displaced nearly two dozen families and caused an estimated $500,000 damage, fire officials said. The blaze broke out above the third-floor ceiling of the apartment building in the 700 block of Country Village Drive when an electric service line overheated and wood framing caught fire. The flames spread through the unoccupied attic space before breaking through the roof, said Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor. The two rooms below where the fire broke out were unoccupied, but 22 families in the building and an adjoining building that shares electrical service were displaced and being assisted by the Red Cross, Taylor said.
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April 25, 1995
A fire caused by an exploding coffee pot gutted an apartment in a downtown high-rise building yesterday. The fire also injured two women and caused an estimated $60,000 in damage, fire officials said.The fire broke out about 9:45 a.m. in a second-floor apartment at the nine-story Christ Church Harbor Apartments in the 600 block of Light St.Only one floor of the building, which has many elderly residents, was evacuated.Firefighters carried Katherine McElfish, 44, and Jean Frome, 69, from the second floor.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 7, 1996
Several families were forced outside into sub-freezing temperatures last night when fire raced through several units of a Pikesville apartment complex.The fire broke out about 8:30 p.m. at 13 Tentmill Lane at the St. Charles at Old Court Apartments and went to three alarms by 9 p.m., the Baltimore County Fire Department said. Firefighters were hampered at first by frozen hydrants that had to be forced open but brought the fire under control about 10 p.m.More than 30 residents from at least a dozen units damaged by the fire sought shelter with neighbors and relatives.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2012
A 20-year-old Anne Arundel County volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries Sunday while fighting a blaze at a home in Severna Park. Division Chief Michael Cox said the firefighter, whose name was not given, suffered burns to his ears and neck and was taken to the burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayville Medical Center. Firefighters responded at 11:47 a.m. to a house fire in the 300 block of Green Aspen Court in the Shipley's Choice community. On arrival, firefighters saw fire at he rear of the two-story, single-family home, Cox said.
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By Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart and Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 1, 2007
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- No one could claim surprise last week when tall flames raged across more than 3,000 acres and consumed 254 homes. The ingredients for a devastating wildfire have long been in place in the Tahoe basin, where 32,000 houses are tucked into an overgrown forest of pine and fir. Three million visitors a year come to relax on the shores of one of the deepest and clearest lakes in the world. Investigators said the blaze was started by an illegal campfire. It was mostly contained, and some firefighters were beginning to withdraw, they said.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Anica Butler and Jamie Stiehm and Anica Butler,Sun Reporters | March 10, 2007
A Naval Academy electrical engineering professor emeritus, who continued to mentor midshipmen after he retired, died and his wife suffered fatal injuries in a fire that broke out in their Annapolis home late Thursday. Reuben E. Alley Jr., 88, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire in the 200 block of Halsey Road, city firefighters said. His wife, Helene, also in her 80s, was found in the front yard with burns over 75 percent of her body and died about 11 a.m. yesterday at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
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By NIA HENDERSON and NIA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | April 5, 2006
A two-alarm fire broke out in south Anne Arundel County yesterday morning. Fire officials responded to the 5100 block of Chalk Point Road at 10:53 a.m. and found a single-family dwelling on fire. No one was at the residence at the time. By 11:51 a.m., the fire was under control. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are pending.
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By JUSTIN FENTON | March 10, 2006
A two-alarm fire Wednesday night at a Bel Air apartment complex displaced nearly two dozen families and caused an estimated $500,000 damage, fire officials said. The blaze broke out above the third-floor ceiling of the apartment building in the 700 block of Country Village Drive when an electric service line overheated and wood framing caught fire. The flames spread through the unoccupied attic space before breaking through the roof, said Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor. The two rooms below where the fire broke out were unoccupied, but 22 families in the building and an adjoining building that shares electrical service were displaced and being assisted by the Red Cross, Taylor said.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 22, 2006
MELVILLE, W.Va. -- An agonizing two-day wait came to a tragic end yesterday when rescue workers found the bodies of two miners who were trapped by a fire that began on a conveyor belt 900 feet underground. Gov. Joe Manchin III, whose state is still reeling from the deaths of 12 miners in Sago after a Jan. 2 explosion, expressed anguish yesterday and pledged to introduce legislation tomorrow to improve mine safety. "I can't tell you the pain that we have," Manchin said at a news conference after visiting the families who were gathered at the Brightstar Freewill Baptist Church in this tiny mining community 60 miles southwest of Charleston.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | September 17, 1990
Three fires in Glen Burnie and one in Pasadena Friday night and Saturday morning left eight people homeless and kept firefighters busy throughout the early morning hours.Lt. Gary Scheckells, fire department spokesman, said none of the fires were related. "It happens in spurts," he said referring to the hectic day. "Sometimes we'll go one week without any real fires and then it gets busy."Three of the fires are still under investigation. Fire officials charged one man Saturday night with arson in connection with the fourth.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1994
Two children were killed early today when fire broke out in the basement of their two-story brick rowhouse in the 1800 block of N. Montford Ave.The deaths brought to 14 the number of people killed in city fires so far this year.Found in their beds in the basement by firefighters and pronounced dead at the scene were Firmaine Moore, 15 months, and Alfred Purnell Simpson, 3.Officer Richard Heymann arrived at the scene about 5:40 a.m. and saw heavy smoke and flames erupting from a basement window.
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July 3, 2005
"Westminster fights worst fire since 1883" reported The Sun on Monday, July 4, 1938. A fire broke out at the Smith & Reifsnider Coal and Lumber Co. about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Thousands of feet of lumber were destroyed as the fire engulfed 3 acres of the lumberyard. Flames spread to an adjacent row of houses, where residents were assisted by onlookers in removing some of their valuables. Thirteen volunteer fire companies assisted Westminster's volunteer fire company. Twenty-two firemen were injured in the blaze, which was brought under control at 4 a.m. Sunday.
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By Ben Pillow and Ben Pillow,Baltimoresun.com Staff | May 13, 2004
St. Frances Academy was evacuated today after a small fire broke out in a fifth-floor ceiling at the school around 8 a.m., according to city fire officials. There were no reports of injuries at the coed school at 501 E. Chase St., said Kevin Cartwright, a Baltimore Fire Department spokesman. He described the fire as "little to nothing." Firefighters quickly put out the blaze and ventilated the building, Cartwright said. The cause of the fire was being investigated. Sister Rita Michelle, a teacher at the school, said officials there suspected it could have been caused by an electrical problem, but she stressed "we can't be sure" at this point.
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