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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 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 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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