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By Richard Irwin | September 14, 2007
A two-alarm fire last night at a National Security Agency building at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County prompted the evacuation of an undisclosed number of employees. No injuries were reported, said Patricia Jensen, a spokeswoman for the top-secret agency. Jensen said the fire was reported about 7 p.m. in an operations building. She declined to specify the size or type of the building, or to describe the work carried on there. Four engines and one aerial tower from the Fort Meade Fire Department brought the fire under control quickly.
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By Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
One person was rescued from a house fire at 120 E. Timonium Rd. and taken to the burn unit at Bayview Medical Center, according to Baltimore County Fire Dispatch. Twenty pieces of firefighting equipment were dispatched around 12:30 p.m. after a call was made to 911, Lt. Jay Ringgold said. The caller was disconnected while trying to escape the house. Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company and Texas Career Station located and rescued the woman, although excessive hoarding hampered the rescue attempt, Ringgold said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 18, 2005
A 95-year-old great-grandmother was reported in critical condition late last night at St. Agnes HealthCare after suffering a cardiac arrest during a fire that extensively damaged her Southwest Baltimore home, authorities said. Firefighters rescued the unnamed woman from a second-floor room of her burning brick rowhouse in the first block of Bernice Ave. in the Carroll-South Hilton community shortly after 8 p.m. after several other family members had escaped unhurt, authorities said. More than 40 firefighters manning 12 pieces of apparatus brought the fire under control shortly before 9 p.m. Its cause was under investigation.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
A two-alarm fire burned through a Dundalk home Monday evening after being discovered by two children, displacing a family, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Firefighters responded about 5:45 p.m. to the 200 block of Ashwood Road for a neighbor's report of a fire and found heavy flames showing from the rear of the home, said Lt. Paul Massarelli, a department spokesman. The fire had been discovered by two children in the home when one went to the rear of the home and "noticed a fire along the back wall," Massarelli said.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer | January 29, 1993
A two-alarm fire early today at St. Mark's Methodist Church in the 3400 block of Garrison Boulevard extensively damaged a kindergarten located on the second-floor and sent smoke through much of the 80-year-old stone building.The fire was reported at 3:46 a.m. when a Northwestern District police officer spotted smoke coming from the roof the nearly block-long building.Some 80 firefighters manning 20 pieces of equipment brought the fire under control before 4:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.
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November 19, 1990
A three-alarm blaze at a northern Anne Arundel County plant today caused more than $1 million in damages but no injuries, a county fire department spokesman said.A fire at Alford Industrial, which packages and manufactures cosmetics at 7600 Energy Parkway off Solley Road, began near a printing press shortly before 7 a.m., said Lt. Gary Sheckells, the spokesman.The flames spread through ductwork to the roof, causing an estimated $25,000 in damage to the building, he said. The fire also caused an estimated $1 million in damage to the building's equipment and contents.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 19, 1995
A firefighter was injured yesterday when he fell off a ladder while attempting to enter the former Sanitary Laundry building in the 2700 block of Sisson St.The firefighter, assigned to Engine Company 52 and whose name was not available, suffered leg, hip and arm injuries. He was being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Battalion Chief Frank Snyder. His condition was not known.The fire, reported at 4:56 p.m., was confined to the third floor and caused minor damage. Almost 50 firefighters brought the fire under control at 5:28 p.m.Chief Snyder said a homeless man was in the building moments before residents spotted flames.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1997
A three-alarm fire in an Ellicott City apartment building displaced six families yesterday, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue.Lt. Sean Kelly, a department spokesman, said the fire began about 12: 30 p.m. on the first floor of the Chatham Garden Apartments in the 3300 block of N. Chatham Road and quickly spread to all three floors.Kelly said the fire is believed to have started when the flame of a blowtorch that was being used in the building came in contact with insulation.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 7, 1996
Several families were forced outside into sub-freezing temperatures last night when fire raced through several units of a Pikesville apartment complex.The fire broke out about 8:30 p.m. at 13 Tentmill Lane at the St. Charles at Old Court Apartments and went to three alarms by 9 p.m., the Baltimore County Fire Department said. Firefighters were hampered at first by frozen hydrants that had to be forced open but brought the fire under control about 10 p.m.More than 30 residents from at least a dozen units damaged by the fire sought shelter with neighbors and relatives.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN | March 19, 2006
A two-alarm fire burned for nearly three hours yesterday at a Baltimore County junkyard before firefighters from two counties controlled it, officials said. Dispatchers received a call at 2:06 p.m. of a fire, which investigators believe started at a mulch company in the 11200 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh. Sparks from a welding job there ignited the blaze, which quickly spread to the adjacent Vince's Auto Parts, according to Elise Armacost, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Fire Department.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2012
Baltimore City firefighters battled a two-alarm fire early Monday that engulfed a home in the Northwest Community Action neighborhood. Crews arrived about 1 a.m. to the 2900 block of Belmont Avenue. They encountered heavy fire conditions that rapidly extended from the first to second floor in the brick dwelling. No residents were home at the time. The fire was quickly brought under control, officials said. The resident of an adjacent dwelling complained of mild smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
A Baltimore County firefighter is OK after falling through the floor of a house during a morning blaze in Towson, officials said. Firefighters were called to the 7700 block of Bellona Avenue at 8:18 a.m. and found a house in the midst of a "well-involved" fire, the department said. While attempting to put out the flames a firefighter fell through an unstable floor, landing in the basement of the house, officials said. The firefighter was able to get out of the basement, "was rescued and is OK," the department said.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2012
A blaze Sunday at an Edgewater marina destroyed a storage shed and damaged three sailboats. Anne Arundel County Fire Capt. James Rostek said 94 firefighters responded to a four-alarm brush fire at 1:59 p.m. at the Holiday Point Marina in the 3700 block of Beach Drive Boulevard. The fire was under control by 4 p.m., and extinguished by 5 p.m. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported, Rostek said. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The outbuilding destroyed was located on marina property, Rostek said.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2012
A fire broke out early Saturday morning near the Poppleton neighborhood of West Baltimore. According to fire officials, the blaze was called in at about 5 a.m. in the 1100 block of W. Saratoga St. Three vacant rowhouses were ablaze — the homes at 1112, 1114, and 1116 W. Saratoga St. One of the structures partially collapsed, says city fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright. About 60 firefighters responded to the event, and the blaze was under control in about 40 minutes.
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By Liz F. Kay and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2011
Two more firefighters battling a fire at a vacant brewery complex in Brewers Hill were treated for heat exhaustion, bringing the total injured to five, a city fire spokesman said. All but one had been treated and released by Friday morning, according to the spokesman, Capt. Roman Clark. Firefighters responded to calls for fire in part of the old Gunther Brewery complex in the 1200 block of S. Conkling St. at about 2 p.m. Thursday. Clark said it wasn't brought under control until 5:45 a.m. Friday — more than 15 hours later.
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By Richard Irwin | September 14, 2007
A two-alarm fire last night at a National Security Agency building at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County prompted the evacuation of an undisclosed number of employees. No injuries were reported, said Patricia Jensen, a spokeswoman for the top-secret agency. Jensen said the fire was reported about 7 p.m. in an operations building. She declined to specify the size or type of the building, or to describe the work carried on there. Four engines and one aerial tower from the Fort Meade Fire Department brought the fire under control quickly.
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October 27, 1993
A Taneytown building that housed two small businesses caught fire Monday night when fumes from an unidentified substance were ignited by a cigarette.No one was injured in the fire, which started shortly before 11 p.m. at the Ridenour Service Center, 230 Roberts Mills Run.Officials said the fire began when an employee lighted a cigarette near a flammable solvent in the auto repair and assembly shop.A state fire marshal reported that the fire, which is being considered an accident, caused $5,000 worth of damage.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 16, 1996
A three-alarm fire last night raced through two vacant rowhouses and a grocery store in the 1800 block of Ashland Ave. in East Baltimore, according to a Fire Department spokesman.The fire broke out in the vacant dwelling at 1816 Ashland Ave. and was reported at 7: 39 p.m., said Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, the spokesman.He said the fire spread to two adjacent dwellings, one at 1818 Ashland Ave. that houses King's Market -- a store on the first floor with storage rooms on the two upper floors.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Reporter | May 10, 2007
A three-story Canton rowhouse under renovation by its owner was destroyed last night during a fire that was fueled by the rupture of a natural gas pipe, authorites said. No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported at 10:17 p.m. in the 3200 block of Foster Ave. It quickly burned out all three floors, causing much of the structure to collapse onto Foster Avenue and onto a rear alley. A second alarm was sounded at 10:27 p.m. Feeding the fire was the natural gas that continued to burn despite huge quantities of water being poured onto the house.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN | March 19, 2006
A two-alarm fire burned for nearly three hours yesterday at a Baltimore County junkyard before firefighters from two counties controlled it, officials said. Dispatchers received a call at 2:06 p.m. of a fire, which investigators believe started at a mulch company in the 11200 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh. Sparks from a welding job there ignited the blaze, which quickly spread to the adjacent Vince's Auto Parts, according to Elise Armacost, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Fire Department.
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