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October 2, 1996
A grease fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to a home in the 5600 block of French Avenue near Winfield Monday evening."There was a lot of smoke damage, and some kitchen cabinets will have to be replaced," said Tim Warner, chief of the Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department.Homeowner Carolyn Daniels and a neighbor, Richard Suvall, who helped put out the fire with fire extinguishers, were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.The fire broke out shortly before 6 p.m. Firefighters from Sykesville and Lisbon of Howard County briefly assisted Winfield units.
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By Amy Watts and For The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
The opening number is totally not ballroom. It's closer to jazz and hip-hop or I don't know what. Shirtless Keo Motsepe  though, so I don't care. Head judge Len Goodman  offers two dances as the possible encore - Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy  or Lea Thompson & Artem Chigventsev - and the audience will decide via Twitter who gets to dance.  The first couples up for results are Randy Couture & Karina Smirnoff , Betsey Johnson & Tony Dovolani  and Lea & Artem . From last night's extra footage, we see that Lea was wiping away tears at the end of Betsey's performance.
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NEWS
July 14, 1998
A group of youths sneaked into Wilde Lake High School on Sunday and set off fire extinguishers before one of the youths pulled a knife on a janitor, police said.Police said the youths entered the school about 5: 30 p.m. through an unlocked door and were confronted by the janitor.One pulled a knife and another threw a bike on the janitor's car before the youths fled, police said.Pub Date: 7/14/98
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Baltimore firefighters knocked down a small fire in the basement of a vacant building in the 2900 block of East Monument Street on Monday night. The call came in just before 10 p.m., and it was put out without issue, fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said. The cause is under investigation. Brennan said fires are more common as the weather gets colder and the department is reminding citizens to make sure their homes have working smoke alarms. Electrical fires are the most common citywide, he said, so make sure to check household appliances routinely for any risks.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1997
The Perry Hall branch library will remain closed until Monday after a destructive visit late Wednesday or early yesterday by vandals who damaged computers, sprayed the contents of fire extinguishers throughout the building and threw racks of books to the floor."
NEWS
June 8, 1993
A smoky fire that started on a work station in the repair shop of Koons Toyota in Westminster was quickly extinguished by employees about noon yesterday.Fire officials said a mechanic using cleaning solvents at a small work station, which measured about 20 inches by 18 inches, placed a lighted drop light on some cleaning rags, which erupted into flames.The fire spread to a cloth covering fiberglass insulation about 8 feet above the floor and burned an area about 2 feet by 3 feet.Mechanics using fire extinguishers were able to douse the blaze before it spread.
FEATURES
By John Javna and John Javna,The EarthWorks Group | September 22, 1990
The ozone layer, which protects us from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, is disappearing at an alarming rate. Unless we do something about it now, that thin shield that makes life on Earth possible may be irrevocably damaged. This isn't just a scare tactic -- it's a call to arms. You need to act if you want to protect your children and all future generations.Don't underestimate your power. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council: "In 1975, a schoolchild's letter to the chairman of Johnson Wax, and the public attention that letter received, led the nation's fifth largest maker of aerosols to break with the industry and announce that it would stop using CFCs in aerosol cans.
NEWS
March 31, 1993
How long should it take to force an apartment manager to provide enough fire extinguishers? Or to make a bar owner unlock fire exits?Under Anne Arundel County's near-ancient fire code, the process can take months. First, the fire inspector drives out to one of the 10,000 buildings the county inspects. He finds a violation and orders the building owner to correct it by such-and-such a date. Such-and-such a date arrives, the inspector goes back to re-check, and, lo and behold, still no fire extinguishers.
NEWS
May 6, 1996
Annapolis will celebrate National Safe Boating Week with a festival May 18 at City Dock.A large-boat parade through the harbor at 10 a.m. will be followed by performances by the Annapolis High School and Naval Academy bands.The free event will have drawings to win a small boat to be built the day of the festival and a personal watercraft that will be given away in the fall.Demonstrations will include man-overboard rescues from Naval Academy sailing vessels, rescues by Anne Arundel County Fire Department divers, correct use of fire extinguishers and emergency flares, how to make a mayday call and other marine safety drills.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1998
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Olympic hockey coach Ron Wilson expressed his disappointment last night that no one has accepted responsibility for the damage that occurred in the Olympic Village following the team's loss to the Czech Republic in Nagano, Japan, on Feb. 19, and released his frustration over the speculation about the incident."
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By Rachel Gatulis, For The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2013
I absolutely love tented weddings. I think they are a perfect medley of casual and sophisticated. I am really excited to be hosting my own tented wedding but for any couples out there considering this route, I have a few “hindsight” points you should consider. *For most venues, you will be responsible for providing every single piece of furniture, down to the dance floor. What kind of chairs do you want? Where are you renting your tables and linens from? If you are having a band, you may need to rent a stage.
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March 14, 2013
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NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
A truck caught fire at the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza on northbound Interstate 95 near Keith Avenue on Monday evening, causing traffic delays as emergency personnel worked to control the blaze, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The Ford F-150 came through the tunnel and its driver paid the toll about 5:15 p.m. before realizing the vehicle was on fire and pulling over to the right-hand shoulder, just north of the toll booths, said Sgt. Jonathan Green, a police spokesman.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
A fire over the weekend in an elevator at Anne Arundel County Medical Center was arson, county fire officials said. The small fire, which occurred around 4:45 p.m., was quickly extinguished, according to Division Chief Michael E. Cox. Investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set, he said. Hospital spokeswoman Kelly Swan said the hospital's Health Sciences Building, where the fire took place, houses offices, and outpatient and support services. Officials have no suspects.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2012
Howard County fire fighters on Thursday extinguished an early morning fire outside the Sears store at The Mall in Columbia. According to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, emergency units responded to a call at 5:40 a.m. and found a fire in a trailer attached to a loading dock outside Sears. Crews quickly put out the fire and obtained a ventilation unit from Montgomery County to help remove smoke from inside the store. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the fire department.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2012
Baltimore firefighters responded to a small bedroom fire Sunday afternoon in a second-floor apartment on the 2600 block of Loyola Southway in the Greenspring neighborhood. The fire was under control by 2 p.m. and did not spread beyond the apartment, said a Baltimore Fire Department spokesman, Kevin Cartwright, who added that the occupant of the apartment, who was not identified, refused to leave the premises. "There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation," Cartwright said.
NEWS
By PEG ADAMARCZYK | June 23, 1995
With an eye toward the July 4 weekend, the Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company is having a safety awareness open house for families from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.The volunteers will run safety awareness games for children, demonstrate and explain the different kinds of fire extinguishers and show a fireworks safety film. Visitors also will be able to choose from a number of safety pamphlets and other handouts.Jim Meekins, volunteer chief, is recommending that parents and children view the fireworks film.
NEWS
By Ed Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2011
One person was found unconscious in a house fire in the 1700 block of East North Avenue that was reported at around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center suffering from smoke inhalation and injuries described by the fire department as "near life threatening. " The fire was put out within half an hour. There was no damage to adjacent properties and no other injuries were reported, according to fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.
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