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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | August 18, 1993
A 35-year-old electrician was having trouble paying for his Odenton home last winter, so he burned it down for the insurance money, a prosecutor told a Circuit Court jury yesterday.Robert J. Groseclose is charged with arson in the Dec. 23 fire that swept through the two-story home on the 1200 block of Breitwert Ave. that he shared with his mother and two children.In his opening statement, Assistant State's Attorney William C. Mulford II said fire investigators first suspected arson because they smelled gasoline at the fire scene and because of the speed with which the fire ravaged the wood-frame structure.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | September 25, 1994
A 23-year-old man with a history of arson arrests was charged Friday in connection with 12 trash container fires in the Edgewood and Joppa areas since early last month, fire marshals said.Dwayne Edward Johnson of the 1700 block of Deerwood Court, Edgewood, was being held at the Harford County Detention Center on $50,000 bond.Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said fire investigators began suspecting Mr. Johnson of the trash bin fires after he was arrested late Wednesday on storehouse breaking and entering and malicious destruction charges tied to a break-in at Edgewood Elementary School in which about $3,000 worth of equipment was damaged.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2012
Combustible materials stored too close to a furnace burst into flames and caused the October rowhouse fire that claimed five lives, Baltimore fire officials said Thursday. Investigators determined that the two-alarm fire began in the basement and spread quickly through the two-story brick home, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a Fire Department spokesman. The chilly evening may have prompted the family to turn on the furnace, he said. The fire struck in the early morning hours of Oct. 11 and quickly destroyed 5601 Denwood Ave., an end-of-group home in the Frankford neighborhood.
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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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March 31, 2013
Prince George's County fire officials are reporting that a Cheverly resident was found dead this morning after firefighters extinguished a blaze in her home. Firefighters were alerted just before 8 a.m., Sunday, March 31, to a fire at a two-story single family home in the 2400 block of 59th Place, officials said. Fire and emergency medical units arrived, and firefighters performed search and rescue, locating an adult female in the area of the second floor. She was removed to the exterior where she was pronounced dead.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 24, 2012
A fire in a Bel Air home Friday morning caused some $170,000 damage to the structure and its contents, according to fire investigators who haven't determined a cause. About 20 firefighters from the Bel Air and Abingdon volunteer fire companies responded about 7 a.m. Friday to the two-story, split level wood frame dwelling in the 100 block of South Lynbrook Road, according to a notice of investigation from the State Fire Marshal's Office. Two homeowners, identified as Ron and Maria Tew, have been displaced and are being cared for by family members, Deputy Chief Mark Bilger of the fire marshal's office said Monday.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 10, 2012
Two men suffered burns in Harford County last Thursday evening when they tried to ignite a pile of brush with gasoline, fire investigators said. The incident occurred at 7 p.m. in the rear yard of a home in the 100 block of Robin Hood Road near Havre de Grace. According to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, Patrick Mitchell, 25, suffered first and second degree burns, and Christopher Hyman, whose age was not given, suffered first degree burns.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
A three-alarm fire gutted a three-story brick building of offices and apartments in Mount Vernon early Thursday morning, according to the Baltimore Fire Department. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which burned through what were believed to be first-story offices and second- and third-story apartments in the building near the intersection of North Calvert and East Read streets, the fire department said. Firefighters responded to the building about 12:45 a.m. and found heavy flames coming from all three stories of the building, which is at the end of a commercial row, the department said.
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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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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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