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December 11, 1991
Classes are scheduled to resume today in a Hagerstown church for students enrolled at Hagerstown Business College, which was destroyed by arson on Monday.College officials said classes would be held today and tomorrow at First Christian Church on Potomac Avenue. Friday's classes have been canceled, but exams will be held as scheduled next week at the church.David Toma, finance vice president for O/E Learning Inc., a Detroit-based educational corporation that owns the college, said plans were under way to rebuild the school.
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By Annie Linskey | April 21, 2007
A man who was injured in a Southeast Baltimore rowhouse fire Wednesday has died, a Fire Department spokesman said yesterday. John Carnochan, 43, suffered second- and third-degree burns after he was trapped in a room on the second floor of a home in the 600 block of Savage St., said Chief Kevin Cartwright, the spokesman. Firefighters rescued him and a woman who uses a wheelchair. Carnochan and the woman were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. A third victim refused medical treatment for cuts, Cartwright said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 25, 2001
The state fire marshal's office has determined a fire Saturday morning that caused about $300,000 in damage to Our Lady Center Inc., a spiritual retreat center in Ellicott City, began accidentally, investigators said yesterday. Fire investigators believe candles left burning after a 9:30 p.m. service ignited combustible materials near the altar. Howard County firefighters found the chapel, in the 3300 block of Rogers Ave., in flames when they arrived about 4 a.m. Saturday. Our Lady Center has no regular congregation, said Madeline Lancelotta, 86, whose husband, Frank Lancelotta, donated land for the center in the 1970s.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2011
Fire investigators in Anne Arundel County have arrested a man and charged him with setting a series of brush fires in Severna Park Monday. Jack Hale, of no fixed address, was charged with setting brush fires and trespassing, both misdemeanors. Police and firefighters were called to a wooded area near the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Wishing Rock Road several times that day, and detained a man that witnesses said set the fires. don.markus@baltsun.com Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2012
A fire Thursday evening in a Glen Burnie apartment complex was set intentionally, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. The fire occurred just after 7 p.m. in a second-floor storage area in the Windbrooke Apartments, in the 7900 block of Silent Shadow Court, a department statement Friday said. The small fire was contained by sprinklers and was quickly extinguished, but fire investigators have determined that the flames were started on purpose. The fire department asks anyone with information about the fire to call investigators at 410-222-TIPS (8477)
NEWS
August 4, 2007
Fire investigators have identified the 46-year-old woman who died in a Harford County house fire Sunday and determined that a faulty air conditioner caused the blaze. Deana Lynn Farley died of smoke inhalation at her home on Main Street in Whiteford, investigators said. The fire started in the living room, where the window-mounted air conditioner ignited. Smoke and flames spread quickly throughout the wood-frame dwelling. Investigators said Farley, the sole occupant of the home, was trapped on the second floor.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 11, 2003
Fire investigators were looking into the cause of an early morning blaze that damaged part of a Naval Station pier in Annapolis yesterday. The fire, which was reported about 3 a.m., resulted in no injuries and will have no operational impact on the base, which is across the Severn River from the Naval Academy and supports the school, said Cmdr. Rod Gibbons, a spokesman for the Naval Academy. The pier is part of the base's Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, he said. Naval Academy, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County firefighters responded to the blaze, he said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 26, 2003
An elderly woman was killed yesterday morning in a fire at her apartment in Towson, Baltimore County Fire Department officials said. The woman, who rented a ground-floor apartment at Charlesgate Apartments just off Bellona Avenue near Charles Street, was not immediately identified because fire investigators had not contacted relatives. The woman, in her early 90s, was trapped and died inside her bedroom, where the fire apparently started about 7 a.m., said Lt. Vernon Adamson, a Fire Department spokesman.
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November 4, 1997
State fire investigators are still probing a suspicious fire early Saturday morning at the former St. Mary's College seminary in Ilchester, said Allen L. Ward, deputy chief state fire marshal.The five-story building has been abandoned since the late 1970s, when it was used as a seminary and retreat for priests of the Redemptorist order.The flames -- which devoured the structure -- were raging when firefighters arrived about 5 a.m., Ward said. Ward said investigators should know the cause of the blaze Thursday or Friday.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | October 18, 2012
A fire did minor damage to a storage shed in the Havre de Grace area Wednesday evening, according to fire investigators. Firefighters were sent to the 400 block of Robin Hood Road about 6:25 p.m. Wednesday after a neighbor reported a fire in a 8-by-10 foot wood frame shed on the property of Richard Forton, according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Twenty firefighters from the Susquehanna Hose Company of Havre de Grace brought the fire under control in 10 minutes, the fire marshal's office said.
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