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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | August 18, 1995
A February fire that killed a 45-year-old man in Elkridge has been classified as a homicide, Howard County police said yesterday.The decision came after an autopsy by the state medical examiner in June, but the Police Department did not announce it formally until crime statistics were released Wednesday. It is the only death classified as a homicide this year in Howard County.John Henry Jacobs was killed in the Feb. 10 fire that severely damaged his house in the 5800 block of Race Road, police said.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2004
A special investigator from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will join Annapolis firefighters today in trying to determine the cause of an explosion late Tuesday near the Banneker-Douglass Museum. The Franklin Street museum - the first in the state devoted to African-American history - did not sustain any significant damage from the explosion and ensuing fire, said Battalion Chief Michael Lonergan, spokesman for the Annapolis Fire Department. The museum is undergoing a $5.5 million renovation and expansion, and fire investigators believe that the explosion occurred at one of the construction work sites.
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By Anica Butler and Anica Butler,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2005
An early-morning blaze yesterday in a quiet White Marsh neighborhood killed a single mother and her two children. Neighbors in the tight-knit community say the boys, ages 8 and 10, were "exceptional" -- well-behaved, friendly kids who and loved to play basketball with the other neighborhood children. Tami Maguire, 36, and her sons, Michael H. Maguire, 10, and Eric S. Maguire, 8, were found dead by firefighters on the second floor of the two-story home, according to fire officials. The investigation into the cause of the blaze, which heavily damaged the rowhouse in the first block of Trailwood Road, is continuing, but officials said the cause does not appear to be criminal.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | November 16, 1994
Two children who had just moved into a Southeast Baltimore neighborhood were killed yesterday afternoon when fire engulfed their Fleet Street rowhouse, trapping the youngsters in a second-floor room.Several neighbors and patrons of a restaurant across the street broke down the front door in a failed attempt to get past the smoke and flames to save the children."It was unbelievable," said Rick Smith, a chef at Fins restaurant, who watched the rescue attempt. "It was thick columns of black smoke.
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By Scott Dance, Kevin Rector and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2012
Firefighters are still investigating the cause of and damage from a five-alarm fire that burned for four hours in a Fells Point building Monday. Baltimore fire investigators and police arson detectives are working to identify the cause, but fire officials warned it could take some time because the building is large and unsafe. A building inspector was scheduled to visit the site Tuesday to determine if the building should be condemned. Fire damaged was limited to the four-story, partially vacant building in the 500 block of South Broadway.
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By Dean Jones Jr., The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
Firefighters responded to a three-alarm blaze at a Glen Burnie apartment complex early Tuesday, according to the Anne Arundel County fire department. No injuries were reported. Units were called to the three-story building in the Villages at Marley Station complex in the 100 block of Faywood Ave. shortly before 3:30 a.m., officials said. The first unit encountered heavy smoke and reports of people possibly trapped inside upon arrival to the scene, so additional resources were requested, officials said.
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By Kevin Rector and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
The Western School of Technology and Environmental Science in Catonsville is scheduled to reopen Friday after an early-morning fire Thursday damaged two portable classrooms and the roof of the high school's main building, school officials said. Staff worked Thursday to prepare the building for reopening and ensure that it would be safe for students, school system spokesman Mychael Dickerson said. Firefighters responded to the school in the 100 block of Kenwood Avenue about 2:34 a.m. Thursday for reports of a possible fire and found one portable classroom engulfed in flames, with the fire spreading to a second portable classroom, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department.
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June 10, 1991
A fire last night damaged a classroom at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, city fire officials said.Shortly after 11 p.m., a pile of tires outside the school, in the 3500 block of Hillen Road, apparently was set afire, fire officials said. The fire spread to a first-floor classroom and damaged a work bench and a number of tools before it was declared under control at 11:30 p.m.The fire did not prevent the school from being opened today, said Douglas J. Neilson, a public schools spokesman.
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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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