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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | July 15, 2013
A house fire in Woodbine Monday morning displaced five residents, according to the twitter account for Howard County's Department of Fire and Rescue Services.  Firefighters responded to the 2900 block of Jennings Chapel Road in Woodbine at 8:30 a.m. Monday and observed smoke coming out of the single-family home's attic.  The fire, which took approximately 40 personnel -- including units from Howard County Police and other jurisdictions --...
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
A man was severely injured in a fire in South Baltimore Saturday night, according to city fire officials. Firefighters responded around 8:50 p.m. to a blaze in the 1300 block of East Clement Street in the Locust Point neighborhood, spokesman Ian Brennan said. A man approximately 50 years old was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries; officials did not release his identity. The cause of the single-alarm working fire, which was brought under control less than 45 minutes after firefighters responded, is under investigation.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
Three people were injured in a house fire in Dundalk early Thursday morning, Baltimore County fire officials said. The one-alarm fire broke out in a home in the 2000 block of Dineen Drive at around 12:30 a.m., and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Three people were rushed from the scene to local hospitals, fire officials said, though their conditions were unavailable Thursday morning. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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By Carrie Wells and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Lightning struck a Fallston man and was blamed for several house fires as storms moved through the region this week, volunteer fire companies and fire departments said. The man, who was not identified, was struck about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday while closing his garage door from the inside in the 3200 block of Canterbury Lane, Harford County fire officials said. He was taken to a hospital with nonfatal injuries. In Baltimore County, a two-alarm fire spread from the roof of a three-story apartment building in the 3900 block of Noyes Circle in Randallstown, displacing several people from the Woodridge Apartments, according to a volunteer fire company.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
One person was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in a house in Towson Monday night, Baltimore County fire officials said. At around 9 p.m., someone called the fire department reporting that a third-floor bedroom was on fire in the first block of Center Road, across East Joppa Road from Towson Place, fire officials said. The fire, which spread to an attic, was under control by about 9:40 p.m. One person was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with smoke inhalation injuries, but fire officials had no more details about the situation.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
Anne Arundel County firefighters fought fires on opposite ends of the county early Tuesday morning. First, they were called to a house fire in the 1700 block of Columbia Beach Road in Shady Side just after midnight. Some 50 firefighters from Anne Arundel County, Calvert County and Annapolis fought the two-alarm fire in a three-story home, officials said. It took two hours to bring the fire under control. The fire caused $350,000 worth of damage to the home, which was unoccupied at the time of the fire, officials said.
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October 6, 2013
Fire severely damaged a Pasadena home Saturday, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage and sending one firefighter to the hospital. A report of a fire in a two-story, single-family home in the 1200 block of Hilltop Drive was received at 12:36 p.m., fire department spokesman Lt. Jack Beall said. In all, 44 firefighters reported to the scene. The fire was declared under control at 2:10 p.m., he said. Two adults and one juvenile live in the home, Beall said, but only the juvenile, who escaped without injury, was home at the time of the fire.
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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 Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
A firefighter and a police officer suffered minor injuries amid battling a house fire in Elkridge early Tuesday morning, Howard County fire officials said. The fire department said the blaze broke out in the home in the 7300 block of Montgomery Road at around 1 a.m., with fire visible from the rear of the home and on an exterior deck. It took about 45 minutes for the fire to be declared under control. A firefighter was injured putting up a ground ladder and a police officer was treated on scene for smoke inhalation, fire department officials said.
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September 27, 2013
Words cannot express our gratitude for all of the prayers, thoughts, help and encouragement offered to our family during the difficult time after our house fire. So many individuals have reached out to help us. Please know that each of you made a big difference in helping us get out of the house in time and then transition to our new home. I really don't know where I would be without you. As a family, we are truly blessed to be a part of this caring community. I am still amazed by how many of you jumped at the opportunity to drop off essentials, help us move and collected items and money.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Numerous fires, many thought to be sparked by lightning from a storm that passed through the area, damaged homes in the Baltimore region overnight, according to volunteer companies and fire departments. In Harford County, authorities said a bolt of lightning struck a home in the 3200 block of Canterbury Lane in Fallston, running through the garage and hitting a resident inside at the time. The resident was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't expected to be life-threatening, officials said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
A Baltimore councilman plans to push a measure to rename a street after the 8-year-old boy who died after trying to save his siblings from a fire in the family's rowhouse. Decerio Coley threw his 4-year-old sister from a window into the arms of neighbors below when the fire spread through the house early Monday morning. While neighbors shouted at the boy to jump, too, Decerio instead went back in to save his brother, Sean McCullough, 7. The 7-year-old was killed, while Decerio was critically injured and taken off life support the next day. The younger sister, however, survived unharmed.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
A resident and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in a fire in a Northeast Baltimore duplex early Tuesday morning, fire officials said. The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. in the 5900 block of Cedonia Ave. in the Cedmont neighborhood and was called under control about 40 minutes later. Both injured people were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where they are expected to recover. The cause of the fire is under investigation. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
Four firefighters suffered minor injuries as part of a house in Curtis Bay collapsed as they fought to put out a blaze in the early hours of Monday morning, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department. Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City fire departments went to the 1500 block of Popland Street shortly before 1:48 a.m., city fire spokesman Ian Brennan said in a recorded statement . When they arrived, they found a two-story house on fire. About half an hour after firefighters arrived, part of the second floor collapsed injuring three Anne Arundel firefighters and one from the city, according to Brennan.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | May 22, 2014
A cat has been reported missing after an Ellicott City house fire Thursday displaced four adults and caused $600,000 in damages, according to Howard County fire officials. A second cat believed to be living in the home has ben found safely, officials said. At approximately 2:15 p.m., firefighters from Howard and Carroll counties were called to the scene of fire in the 2900 block of Timber Trails Court, according to a news release. Fire officials say a resident arrived home and saw the fire.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
A firefighter and a police officer suffered minor injuries amid battling a house fire in Elkridge early Tuesday morning, Howard County fire officials said. The fire department said the blaze broke out in the home in the 7300 block of Montgomery Road at around 1 a.m., with fire visible from the rear of the home and on an exterior deck. It took about 45 minutes for the fire to be declared under control. A firefighter was injured putting up a ground ladder and a police officer was treated on scene for smoke inhalation, fire department officials said.
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Staff Reports | May 2, 2014
 Two firefighters, a police officer and a marine rescue volunteer - all of whom died over the past year -- will be honored Friday when Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium hosts its 29th annual Fallen Heroes Day commemoration. The 1 p.m. ceremony honors those whose deaths have been declared "line of duty" since May 2013. The event salutes police and correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical and rescue personnel in Maryland. Those being remembered are: Firefighter/EMT Gene Kirchner of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, who died on May 2, 2013, eight days after he was critically injured while fighting a house fire and attempting to rescue a resident of the building.
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