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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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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County authorities are looking for three women caught on surveillance video at Glen Burnie High School after a baseball dugout caught fire early Saturday morning. Fire officials said three women, between the ages 16 to 25, were captured on the school's surveillance cameras near the athletic field after the blaze broke out around 4:25 a.m. Firefighters brought the fire under control in less than an hour. No injuries were reported. Damage to the dugout is estimated at $6,000.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 16, 2012
Improperly discarded smoking material is blamed for a fire that damaged the exterior of a condo building in Bel Air late Monday night, according to fire investigators. The fire in the 1300 block of Scottsdale Drive did an estimated $25,000 damage to the exterior of the building, according a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire on the balcony of the four-story building was discovered by a neighbor shortly after 11:45 p.m., according to the state fire marshal's office, which said it took 20 firefighters about five minutes to bring the fire under control.
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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 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)
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2011
Lightning struck a North Laurel restaurant, causing it to catch fire and customers to flee Sunday afternoon, according to Howard County fire officials. Firefighters from Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties were called at 2 p.m. to the Wild Buffalo Grill Restaurant at 10024 Washington Boulevard for a two-alarm fire that spread to the second floor and attic, according to a statement from the Howard County fire department. The restaurant was open at the time but no injuries were reported.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
A large commercial building was damaged in a two-alarm fire Friday night, Anne Arundel Fire Department said. Firefighters got the fire under control at 10:30 p.m., about an hour after they were called to the 600 block of Pittman Road, said Lt. Craig Oldershaw, a department spokesman. Oldershaw said fire investigators were trying to determine the cause of the blaze in one part of what he described as a large manufacturing building. Hazarous materials personnel also responded because of the presence of a compound, manganese oxide, in the building.
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November 1, 2001
Baltimore County fire investigators said yesterday that an "electrical malfunction" apparently started the fire in a Lansdowne house that killed a man and three children Tuesday morning. Lt. Vernon S. Adamson, a spokesman for the county Fire Department, said the investigation continues, but officials do not believe the fire was of suspicious origin. Officials said Tuesday that the fire apparently started on the first floor, near the kitchen. Henry Walter Atkins, 24, his son, Nikolas Henry Atkins, 1, and his fiancee's two children, Forrest Levere Wrightson, 3, and Micah Edwin Forrest Wrightson, 4, were killed in the fire in the 900 block of Catawba Court in the Riverview development.
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By Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2013
Baltimore's fire department is investigating the circumstances of a fire at the University of Maryland Medical Center that left a patient dead. Mary Lynn Carver, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said the fire late Friday night was contained to one patient's room and quickly extinguished. No one else was injured, she said. The circumstances of the fire and cause of death are both under investigation, fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said. Fire investigators refused to speculate about the cause, he said.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2011
A three-alarm fire that displaced 17 people in Perry Hall Friday night has been ruled accidental, fire officials said Monday. At about 8:15 p.m. Friday firefighters were called to the 9700 block of Haven Farm Road and found residents waiting outside a multiple-dwelling building. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, officials said, and all of the residents were able to find shelter with friends and relatives. About 100 firefighters fought the flames, which were brought under control by 10 p.m. Crews determined that the fire started in the ceiling above one of the third floor condominiums.
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