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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 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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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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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 | 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 Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | January 10, 2009
A man died yesterday after catching fire behind a Fells Point building where scenes of Homicide: Life on the Street used to be filmed. The incident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. near Broadway and Thames Street, a well-traveled thoroughfare. The man, whose identity was not available, was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman. Firefighters extinguished the flames, but the man died. His clothed body was found about 30 feet behind a fence blocking the area next to the harbor.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 5, 2013
A mattress was set against a wooden fence in Edgewood early Tuesday morning and set on fire, fire investigators said. The fire, which caused an estimated $1,000 in damage, was set along a fence to the rear of a home in the 800 block of Sailboat Court. It was reported at 2:02 a.m., according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Ten firefighters extinguished the fire in 10 minutes, according to the notice. Anyone with information is asked to call the fire marshal's office, 410-836-4844.
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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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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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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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