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May 11, 1993
FIRES* Mount Airy: Engines from the Mount Airy fire station assisted Frederick County for a car fire at 9:40 a.m. on Saturday. Units were out for 10 minutes.A fire alarm sounding in a building on Twin Arch Road brought fire equipment from Mount Airy and Lisbon at 3:37 p.m. on Saturday. Units were out for 30 minutes.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A fire badly damaged a recently-renovated building at Sagamore Farm in northern Baltimore County Monday night into Tuesday, the farm's management and Baltimore County fire officials said. The fire, which occurred in the 3500 block of Belmont Avenue in Reisterstown, began around 11:28 p.m. Monday and was under control by 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, Baltimore County fire officials said in a statement. Tom Mullikin, manager of Sagamore Farm - which is owned by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank - said in a statement the fire took place at "our newly constructed employee quarters" and caused "significant" damage.
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February 10, 1994
Fire companies respond for steamFire equipment from stations in Taneytown, Pleasant Valley, Harney, Union Bridge and Westminster was sent to the new Runnymede Elementary School in the 3000 block of Langdon Road at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday.A passing motorist, who saw what appeared to be smoke coming from the as-yet unoccupied building, had called the report to 911.Firefighters discovered no fire, but observed normal steam coming from the building's heating system. Units were out for 36 minutes.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 9, 2013
A report of smoke coming from the roof forced a brief evacuation of Southampton Middle School in Bel Air Tuesday. Around 2:30 p.m., the Harford County 911 Center dispatched fire equipment to the school in the 1200 block of Moores Mill Road to investigate a report of smoke coming from the roof. The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company responded; however, the first emergency responder to the scene reported no fire or smoke evident upon arrival, according to monitored broadcasts. Meanwhile, students and staff were evacuated and stood outside in the warm afternoon sunshine, while a fire crew climbed around on the roof but found nothing.
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April 26, 2002
The county commissioners approved a $250,000 loan yesterday to the Manchester Fire Engine and Hook and Ladder Company for the purchase of a fire engine. The engine will replace two older engines at the volunteer company, which answers about 500 fire calls a year. Carroll Comptroller Eugene Curfman said he had reviewed the company's finances and was satisfied it could repay the 10-year loan. Curfman, a volunteer firefighter, expects similar requests from at least two other area fire companies.
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December 27, 1992
A coffee pot left on a stove apparently ignited a fire that gutted the kitchen of a house in Manchester, a spokesman for the State Fire Marshal's Office said.The fire, which caused extensive heat and smoke damage throughout the wood frame, split-level home, started soon after 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of Millie Way, in the Whispering Valley subdivision.The owner of the house, Katherine Fulcher, and her three sons were not home at the time of the fire.A neighbor saw flames at the rear of the house and reported the blaze.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1998
Anne Arundel County fire officials have suspended a volunteer firefighter's license to operate fire equipment after the truck he was driving broadsided a car Thursday, killing a young ** couple heading to a Thanksgiving dinner.Avalon Shores firefighter Marvin Wayne Ladd Sr. of Shady Side was driving a brush truck to a barn fire when the accident occurred.County fire department spokesman John Scholz said the suspension, which prevents the volunteer from operating fire equipment, is routine after accidents involving fire equipment.
NEWS
March 17, 1993
FIRE* Snydersburg: Fire units from Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia of Baltimore County responded at 4:59 a.m. Tuesday to a report of smoke in a house. Units were out for 44 minutes.* Manchester: Fire units from Manchester, Hampstead, Lineboro and Arcadia responded at 11:52 p.m. Monday to a chimney fire on Hanover Pike. They were out for 63 minutes.* Hampstead: A house fire on North Main Street in Hampstead brought fire equipment from Hampstead, Manchester, Lineboro and Arcadia of Baltimore County.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 22, 1998
A two-alarm fire last night damaged the interior of American Legion Post No. 22's building in the 100 block of York Road, a few blocks south of Towson's main business district.A Baltimore County Fire Department spokesman said the fire apparently began in the kitchen and quickly spread to the second-floor attic of the two-story brick and concrete building.The spokesman said people were in the building when the fire was reported at 11: 23 p.m. but no injuries were reported. The second alarm was sounded at 11: 43 p.m., and the fire was declared under control at 12: 11 a.m., the spokesman said.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | May 12, 1993
A 30-by-60-foot metal pole barn northwest of Manchester was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin yesterday.The fire, in the 3700 block of Back Woods Road, was discovered by a neighbor who saw his cow run through a wire fence, apparently trying to escape dense smoke coming from the barn.A small wagon and other farm equipment were stored in the barn, which had collapsed by the time firefighters arrived, fire officials said.No people or animals were injured.Fire equipment from Lineboro, Manchester and Westminster shuttled water to the fire from a nearby pond.
NEWS
April 7, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to change the shift schedule for city firefighters has set off a storm of protest, and not without reason. Forget the fact that firefighters' hourly wages would go down under the plan. Going from a four-days-on, four-days-off schedule and a 42-hour work week to 24 hours on, 48 hours off and a 49-hour workweek entails a massive lifestyle change that will be disruptive for many. It is, however, in the best interest of the city. Baltimore's fire department has suffered from inadequate resources and outdated equipment and facilities for years.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 2, 2013
Firefighters from several volunteer companies in Harford and Baltimore counties battled a woods fire in Fallston Tuesday afternoon. On Friday evening, another woods fire in Joppatowne required several area fire companies to control. The Fallston fire was reported in the rear of Fallston Valley Drive at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association's media Facebook page. Several dozen firefighters from volunteer companies in Fallston, Bel Air, Kingsville and Long Green responded to the blaze, which consumed several acres, association spokesman Rich Gardiner said.
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Editorial from The Aegis | November 29, 2012
In the latest back and forth over the degree to which Harford County government will have a measure of authority over the local volunteer fire and ambulance service, a good deal has been made over the words "coordination, command, control and the oversight. " Such is the wording of an executive order issued earlier this month under which the county government would gain oversight responsibility for what to date have been essentially a conglomeration of a dozen private clubs that provide a vital public service.
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May 2, 2012
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, May 3, 1962: Construction finally got underway on the Harford County side of the Susquehanna River on the Northeastern Expressway bridge across the river north of Havre de Grace. Gov. J. Millard Tawes was on hand for a ceremony at the river's edge where a 3,000 pound piling was lowered into the water symbolizing the start of work on the 42 mile section of expressway. The bridge was expected to take 18 months to complete and the entire expressway, now known as I-95, was slated to open in the fall of 1963.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2012
A man was in serious condition late Wednesday following a kitchen fire on the 16th floor of a high-rise apartment building in the 500 block of N. Charles St. The man, whose age and name were not immediately available, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for the treatment of second- and third-degree burns and smoke inhalation, Fire Chief Kevin Cartwright said. Four other occupants inhaled smoke and were treated for non-life threatening injuries, Cartwright said.
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By Jessica Anderson, Frederick N. Rasmussen and Ed Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2011
High winds fanned flames that sent hundreds of firefighters from all over the Baltimore region to more than a dozen blazes Saturday, left thousands without power and water, and forced a section of Interstate 95 to close for hours. Flames scorched hundreds of acres of a remote section of Anne Arundel County, south of Odenton, where more than 100 firefighters expected to still be battling the five-alarm blaze Sunday morning. Capt. James Rostek, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, called it "absolutely one of those totally, out of the ordinary" situations.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A fire badly damaged a recently-renovated building at Sagamore Farm in northern Baltimore County Monday night into Tuesday, the farm's management and Baltimore County fire officials said. The fire, which occurred in the 3500 block of Belmont Avenue in Reisterstown, began around 11:28 p.m. Monday and was under control by 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, Baltimore County fire officials said in a statement. Tom Mullikin, manager of Sagamore Farm - which is owned by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank - said in a statement the fire took place at "our newly constructed employee quarters" and caused "significant" damage.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2011
Anne Arundel County police officers and firefighters who used what appeared to be official vehicles and insignias in pro-slots campaign advertisements acted improperly, though they broke no laws, according to the county Ethics Commission. The Ethics Commission issued a reprimand of the public safety workers, saying the activity before the vote on a casino at Arundel Mills mall "violates the spirit of the ethics law," following what the commission described as several inquiries from the public about the extent of county employees' involvement in the campaign.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2011
A two-alarm blaze at a private waste management facility Wednesday in Howard County caused $50,000 in damage to some of the plant's equipment, but no structural damage, according to a county fire official. Battalion Chief Eric Proctor said that the fire was contained to a trash compactor at Waste Management Recycle America. The fire began shortly before 8 a.m. and took a couple of hours to bring under control. The compactor runs the full length of the facility, located at 7175 Kit Kat Road in Elkridge.
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