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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2013
A family was displaced after their Columbia townhouse caught fire and was heavily damaged on Saturday evening, Howard County fire department officials said. The home, in the 7500 block of Swan Point Way, caught fire at around 6 p.m., with fire showing from the basement, fire officials said. It required the response of 40 firefighters and paramedics. No one was injured and the fire was under control quickly, but the home is expected to be declared uninhabitable, fire officials said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
Route 108 in Howard County prior to Snowden River Parkway remained shut down in both directions at 9:10 a.m., on Thursday because of a gas line incident that occurred more than an hour earlier, according to the local fire and rescue officials and the state Department of Transportation. Howard County Fire and EMT spokeswoman Jacqueline Kotei said that around 7:45 a.m., a gas line was struck during construction operations in the area. No injuries were reported, and crews determined that the gas levels were not sufficient for an evacuation, Kotei said.
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By From Staff Reports | February 7, 1995
A family of five fled into freezing temperatures when smoldering ashes left in a garage ignited a fire at their Scaggsville home early yesterday, fire officials said.No one was injured in the 12:20 a.m. fire in the 10300 block of Derby Drive, but two cars and other property inside the garage and home were destroyed.The fire caused $200,000 in damage, fire officials said.Cold weather and ice hampered firefighters' efforts to fight the blaze, said Lt. Ken Byerly, a Howard County fire spokesman.
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By NICK SHIELDS | December 28, 2005
Investigators continued the search for the cause of a four-alarm blaze at a Reisterstown senior citizens apartment complex Monday that injured four people and displaced 70, Baltimore County fire officials said yesterday. Seven families were moved to hotels, said Laura Dennis, communications manager for the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross, adding that it is unknown how long they will have to remain there. About 8 a.m. Monday, firefighters responded to the blaze at the Meadows at Reisterstown in the 300 block of Cantata Court.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2013
Howard County firefighters battled two Sunday night blazes in Ellicott City, including one that required assistance from Baltimore County fire officials to get under control, Howard County fire officials said. Around 10 p.m., firefighter responded to a report of fire coming from the roof of a two-story, single-family home on the 3000 block of Mullineaux Lane. Fire officials said that three residents were in the home; two evacuated when alerted by smoke detectors and another evacuated after firefighters entered the home, officials said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
A three-alarm fire broke out in a garden apartment complex in Pikesville early Thursday morning, sending two people to the hospital with minor injuries, Baltimore County fire officials said. Several people were inside their homes as the fire was raging and had to be rescued by firefighters, fire officials said. The fire, at 37 Tentmill Lane in the St. Charles at Olde Court Apartments, was reported at 3 a.m. and was declared under control at 5:30 a.m., fire officials said. Two people were taken to Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, but their injuries were not severe.
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By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2010
A Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. transformer caught fire Tuesday in Gambrills, rising to two alarms and sending a dark plume of smoke over the surrounding area, according to Anne Arundel County fire officials. Firefighters were called to the 1100 block of Waugh Chapel Road at about 10 a.m. after a transformer that was being taken apart became engulfed in flames. BGE workers temporarily cut off power in the area after the fire grew to two alarms. No one was injured, fire officials said.
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Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Holabird Academy was evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a gas leak near the school in the O'Donnell Heights neighborhood, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department. The leak, which was caused by a break in a six-inch gas main, was reported at around 3 p.m. near the area of Cardiff Avenue and Travers Way, according to the fire department. The break was caused by a construction accident. The air quality level at the school was determined to be safe, fire officials said. The levels are also being checked at residences in the area.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
A man's body was pulled from the water near Holiday Hill Marina in Anne Arundel County on Wednesday night, fire officials said, though a cause of death has not been announced. The fire department was called about a man in the water near the marina, in the 3900 block of Callawasse Road in Mayo, about 8:10 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters went to pier 6, where they found and removed the body of an unidentified male from the creek. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, a county fire spokesman said.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2010
A tree-trimming company employee was killed by a falling branch Thursday morning at a Lutherville-Timonium home, according to Baltimore County fire officials. The man was one of several employees of the A Busy Beaver Tree Co. working to remove a 100-foot tree in the 11300 block of Woodland Drive, according to the fire department. As the tree was falling, it struck a second tree, part of which fell on the victim, fire officials said. Medics called to the scene at 8:48 a.m. pronounced him dead on arrival.
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