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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2011
Fire investigators in Anne Arundel County have arrested a man and charged him with setting a series of brush fires in Severna Park Monday. Jack Hale, of no fixed address, was charged with setting brush fires and trespassing, both misdemeanors. Police and firefighters were called to a wooded area near the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Wishing Rock Road several times that day, and detained a man that witnesses said set the fires. don.markus@baltsun.com
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August 4, 2007
Fire investigators have identified the 46-year-old woman who died in a Harford County house fire Sunday and determined that a faulty air conditioner caused the blaze. Deana Lynn Farley died of smoke inhalation at her home on Main Street in Whiteford, investigators said. The fire started in the living room, where the window-mounted air conditioner ignited. Smoke and flames spread quickly throughout the wood-frame dwelling. Investigators said Farley, the sole occupant of the home, was trapped on the second floor.
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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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