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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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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | July 9, 2013
Six people, including two infants, were displaced after a firefighters from Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties extinguished a fire in a mobile home located in Beechcrest Mobile Home Estates. According to Howard County's Department of Fire and Rescue Services, fire investigators determined that the July 5 fire was accidental, and caused at estimated $10,000 in damages to the home, which did not have a smoke alarm. The six displaced, which also include two adults and two teenagers, are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
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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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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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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 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 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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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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