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.
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.
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.
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.
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.