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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 Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | January 27, 1996
A Fire Department board concluded yesterday that fire officials were not negligent when a granite wall collapsed during the Clipper Industrial Park blaze and killed a Baltimore firefighter, but frustrated family members are charging that there is a cover-up.The six-member Board of Inquiry of fire commanders and union members said the September fire was not always fought "by the book," but it ruled that minor tactical errors did not lead to the death of Eric D. Schaefer.Investigators cite several factors leading to the collapse, including the antiquated construction of the 19th-century iron foundry.
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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 Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | January 17, 2014
The woman seriously injured in an early-morning blaze in North Laurel Thursday has died as a result of her injuries, Howard County police said Friday. The woman, identified as Kimberly Ann Murphy-Smith, 50, of Canterbury Riding, was rescued from the fire, which occurred at 5:15 a.m. Jan. 16, by fire fighters from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.  She was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital, where she later died, police said.  The fire was reported by a newspaper delivery person, a department spokeswoman said.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2010
Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in Lothian early Wednesday morning, Anne Arundel Fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the 200 block of 5 t h Street, at Wayson's Trailer Court, at 2:15 a.m., said Captain James Rostek of Anne Arundel County Fire. A 51-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment. No one else was injured, according to fire officials. Damage to the trailer was estimated at $30,000 and damage to its contents was estimated at $20,000.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 28, 2004
Two Carroll County boys were arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree arson, accused of setting a fire that spread from a portable toilet to a nearby building, causing about $30,000 worth of damage, according to state fire officials. A 12-year-old boy and a 14- year-old boy were taken into custody and later released to their parents after Hampstead police and fire officials identified them as the suspected arsonists. Hampstead firefighters responded to the fire at the Hampstead Lions Club Community Room on Hillcrest Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Fire officials said the fire spread quickly to an adjacent brick utility building used by the Lions Club.
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By Gus G. Sentementes | September 6, 2008
A blaze early yesterday in Parkville was started by a discarded cigarette on an outside patio, Baltimore County fire officials said. Fire officials responded to the 2900 block of Aspen Hill Road about 6:30 a.m. for a report of a dwelling fire, and soon after called for a second alarm, authorities said. The fire was under control by 7:30 a.m. The home had working smoke detectors, and occupants of the home had evacuated before firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported, but two homes had internal damage and two other homes were damaged on the outside as a result of the fire.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 26, 2010
Baltimore County firefighters recovered a man's body from inside a North Point home during a small house fire Friday afternoon, according to fire officials. A department spokeswoman said firefighters were called to the 7600 block of Old Battle Grove Road at about 2:35 p.m. and found a dead man in the living room of the home. The fire was confined to the living room area and generated significant heat, fire officials said. The cause of death is not clear. The fire was extinguished a short time after, according to fire officials.
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