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By Baltimore Sun staff and news services | June 21, 2010
Baltimore County fire officials say one person was injured in a flash fire on a locomotive in Sparrows Point. It happened about 4:40 p.m. Monday at the locomotive repair shop on the Severstal property at the Sparrows Point plant. Officials said the fire was caused by a leaky fuel system. The employee was burned on his arm and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Severstal North America spokeswoman Bette Kovach said. Baltimore Sun reporter Joe Burris and the Associated Press contributed to this article.
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By Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post | January 14, 2014
Authorities said two workers at the University of Maryland, College Park suffered injuries Monday from a flash fire after they had worked on a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of a dorm. One of the workers suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening and was taken to a trauma center, according to Prince George's County spokesman Mark Brady. The worker's injuries involved "serious trauma to the upper body," according to Brady. The second person sustained "less serious injuries," Brady said, and was taken to an area hospital.
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November 29, 2009
Two men were seriously burned Friday in a blaze at a recreational fire pit in Keymar in Carroll County. According to the Maryland fire marshal, about 20 members of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company responded to a call in the 7500 block of Middleburg Road shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. They found three people suffering from burns from a flash fire that is believed to have been caused by poured gasoline. Police and fire officials said that five people had been sitting around the backyard fire pit. Two men were seriously burned and flown by Maryland State Police to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
Six children were burned - two seriously - by a flash fire that occurred during a Memorial Day boat ride on the South River. Two of the three adults on board also suffered minor injuries. None of the burns appear to be life-threatening, said Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Witnesses watching from shore called 911 at 12:03 p.m. Monday when the 32-foot Wellcraft power boat exploded in flames. Swindle said that the boat had just been fueled at Oak Grove Marina and was heading out into the river when the motor stalled.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1998
An explosion in a switching box at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plate mill depot injured six workers last night -- two of them critically -- and officials have closed a portion of the plant to investigate the incident, Baltimore County fire officials said.One worker suffered burns over 80 percent of his body and the other on half his body, said Capt. Michael Robinson of the fire department.The flash fire and explosion occurred just before 6 p.m. when there was an electrical malfunction in a 6700-volt switching box during a routine maintenance check, according to company and fire officials.
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By Peter Hermann | June 17, 1991
Two separate fires in Anne Arundel County yesterday morning damaged several homes and injured two people, including a man who suffered burns on more than half his body.John Corcoran, 27, had just reconnected the fuel line to the 16-foot power boat in his garage, in the 900 block of South Weiker Road, Harmans, and was starting the engine shortly after 11 a.m. when the flash fire started, fire officials said.Mr. Corcoran, who was home alone at the time of the fire, was able to run to a neighbor's home to call the fire department although he was severely burned, said Capt.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2013
Six children were burned - two seriously - by a flash fire that occurred during a Memorial Day boat ride on the South River. Two of the three adults on board also suffered minor injuries. None of the burns appear to be life-threatening, said Division Chief Keith Swindle of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Witnesses watching from shore called 911 at 12:03 p.m. Monday when the 32-foot Wellcraft power boat exploded in flames. Swindle said that the boat had just been fueled at Oak Grove Marina and was heading out into the river when the motor stalled.
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By Fred Rasmussen | November 29, 1992
From The Sun Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 1842Nov. 29: The Gas Light Company of Baltimore has declared a half yearly dividend of three percent, payable at the Bank of Baltimore on and after the 1st of next month.Nov. 30: On yesterday morning the ice was sufficiently thick to allow the amusement of skating about the edges of Jones' Falls but not to go ahead a great distance. The boys should be careful: "all that glitters is not gold."From The Sun Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 1892Dec. 2: Towson has a dog-poisoner. Every few months a raid is made upon offensive animals who interrupt slumber.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 22, 2005
Two garage fires, one in Gambrills and another in Annapolis, caused $235,000 in damage over the weekend, Anne Arundel County fire officials said yesterday. The first blaze occurred Friday evening at a home in the 2500 block of Davidsonville Road in Gambrills, according to Battalion Chief Lee Cornwell, a fire department spokesman. About 6:30 p.m., a malfunctioning incubator caught fire inside the garage, a space used by the homeowner for raising quail, Cornwell said. The fire caused $75,000 in structural damage, and nearly 1,000 birds - about $10,000 worth - were killed by the flames and smoke, he said.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
Howard County fire officials say two people were injured in an apartment fire that occurred Saturday evening in the 9100 block of Gracious End Court in Columbia. Shortly before 8 p.m., Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue units responded to an automatic fire alarm, and the county 911 center also received calls about a fire and a possible burn victim. Responders found there had been a flash fire in the dining room of a third floor apartment. Officials said the fire caused a sprinkler to activate, and the blaze was extinguished.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
Howard County fire officials say two people were injured in an apartment fire that occurred Saturday evening in the 9100 block of Gracious End Court in Columbia. Shortly before 8 p.m., Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue units responded to an automatic fire alarm, and the county 911 center also received calls about a fire and a possible burn victim. Responders found there had been a flash fire in the dining room of a third floor apartment. Officials said the fire caused a sprinkler to activate, and the blaze was extinguished.
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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 Baltimore Sun staff and news services | June 21, 2010
Baltimore County fire officials say one person was injured in a flash fire on a locomotive in Sparrows Point. It happened about 4:40 p.m. Monday at the locomotive repair shop on the Severstal property at the Sparrows Point plant. Officials said the fire was caused by a leaky fuel system. The employee was burned on his arm and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Severstal North America spokeswoman Bette Kovach said. Baltimore Sun reporter Joe Burris and the Associated Press contributed to this article.
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November 29, 2009
Two men were seriously burned Friday in a blaze at a recreational fire pit in Keymar in Carroll County. According to the Maryland fire marshal, about 20 members of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company responded to a call in the 7500 block of Middleburg Road shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. They found three people suffering from burns from a flash fire that is believed to have been caused by poured gasoline. Police and fire officials said that five people had been sitting around the backyard fire pit. Two men were seriously burned and flown by Maryland State Police to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
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November 29, 2009
Two men seriously burned from flash fire at pit in Carroll Two men were seriously burned Friday in a blaze at a recreational fire pit in Keymar in Carroll County. According to the Maryland fire marshal, about 20 members of the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company responded to a call in the 7500 block of Middleburg Road shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. They found three people suffering from burns from a flash fire that is believed to have been caused by poured gasoline. Police and fire officials said that five people had been sitting around the backyard fire pit. Two men were seriously burned and flown by Maryland State Police to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 22, 2005
Two garage fires, one in Gambrills and another in Annapolis, caused $235,000 in damage over the weekend, Anne Arundel County fire officials said yesterday. The first blaze occurred Friday evening at a home in the 2500 block of Davidsonville Road in Gambrills, according to Battalion Chief Lee Cornwell, a fire department spokesman. About 6:30 p.m., a malfunctioning incubator caught fire inside the garage, a space used by the homeowner for raising quail, Cornwell said. The fire caused $75,000 in structural damage, and nearly 1,000 birds - about $10,000 worth - were killed by the flames and smoke, he said.
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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 Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post | January 14, 2014
Authorities said two workers at the University of Maryland, College Park suffered injuries Monday from a flash fire after they had worked on a malfunctioning heating and air conditioning unit on the roof of a dorm. One of the workers suffered injuries that were serious but not life-threatening and was taken to a trauma center, according to Prince George's County spokesman Mark Brady. The worker's injuries involved "serious trauma to the upper body," according to Brady. The second person sustained "less serious injuries," Brady said, and was taken to an area hospital.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2002
A Pasadena man was in guarded condition last night after being pulled from the Ventnor marina following a boat fire in which he was badly burned. Ronald George, 48, told authorities he had just refueled his 31-foot yacht and was trying to start the engine when a "flash fire" erupted in the cabin, according to county fire Division Chief John M. Scholz. George, whose arms, face and stomach were scorched, emerged from the cabin and dove into the water, Scholz said. Another boat owner pulled the man onto the dock, he said.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1998
An explosion in a switching box at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plate mill depot injured six workers last night -- two of them critically -- and officials have closed a portion of the plant to investigate the incident, Baltimore County fire officials said.One worker suffered burns over 80 percent of his body and the other on half his body, said Capt. Michael Robinson of the fire department.The flash fire and explosion occurred just before 6 p.m. when there was an electrical malfunction in a 6700-volt switching box during a routine maintenance check, according to company and fire officials.
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