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December 20, 1991
An early morning fire yesterday caused $250,000 damage to a historic mill in Laurel, Prince George's County fire officials said.The fire at the Avondale Mill on Avondale Road began at 6:30 a.m. It took more than 100 firefighters, hampered by a below-zero wind chill that caused icy conditions, about 45 minutes to put the fire out.The mill, located on the banks of the Patuxent River, was in use during the Civil War period. The city of Laurel, which had plans to renovate the historic building, recently appraised it at $1 million.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter | September 24, 2007
A Havre de Grace volunteer firefighter has been suspended while he awaits trial on charges that he was involved in firebombing the town's library last month so he could help extinguish the blaze, authorities said. Daniel Woodrow Ramsey Jr., 28, of the 600 block of Fountain St. in Havre de Grace and a 17-year-old boy were charged in connection with the incident Aug. 22. Ramsey faces charges of possession of a destructive device and conspiracy to commit arson. The boy's identity was not released because his case had been referred to the state Department of Juvenile Services.
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By Thomas Dorsett | February 14, 1995
She saw on her home streeta host of Judgment soldiersplunder everything,crack shock troops of total war,each a six-foot flame.''Momma, that was many years ago.''It's as if she hears angelsconfined to the head of a matchscream in pain as it ignites: among themher parents and their youngest child.Her family fled to the cellar:she ran, outside, terrorizedby an army of flames,running without looking backuntil she reached Maryland.She never talked about ituntil one day in her old agethe low drone of a jet becamea flock of bombers: she ran outside,fleeing the heat of her stove.
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By ANICA BUTLER | July 9, 2006
One man was hospitalized and at least six people were forced from their homes after a West Baltimore apartment building burst into flames yesterday, fire officials said. A natural gas explosion was the likely cause of the fire, and a hole in the rear of the building spanned four apartments, but as of last night no official determination had been made, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a city Fire Department spokesman. Linda Foy, a spokeswoman for BGE, said there did not appear to be a problem with the company's equipment at the building, in the 2600 block of Garrison Blvd.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 16, 2000
A fire in the night drop box of a Hampstead video store was deliberately set late Wednesday, state fire marshals said yesterday. The fire, which caused about $2,000 in damage at Hampstead Video in the 4500 block of Lower Beckleysville Road, was discovered by a town police officer answering the store's fire alarm about 10:15 p.m., fire officials said. Twenty volunteer firefighters from Hampstead, Manchester and two Baltimore County stations put the fire out in about five minutes, confining damage to the drop box and floor, fire marshals said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 14, 1999
A 71-year-old man who apparently set his shirt on fire was found dead last night, slumped over the bathtub of his White Marsh home -- with the water running.The victim, identified as Joseph Kosyjana, was found dead by firefighters responding to a call from a neighbor about 9 p.m. in the 5600 block of Allender Road.Police said it appeared that Kosyjana had been standing near his gas stove, warming his hands, when his shirt caught fire. He apparently panicked, rushing to the bathroom to try to put the fire out, but passed out after turning on the water.
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By Rafael Alvarez | February 10, 1991
He came, he saw, he promised to put out the fire.And then he flew back to Missouri.Fire expert Richard McCann flew into Maryland late Friday night to investigate the stump fire at the Patapsco Valley Tree Farm that has been burning for more than a week.Every day it burns it costs the county $10,000 in firefighting expenses. Mr. McCann, who operates a specialized fire suppression company in Nixa, Mo., convinced county officials that, for $20,000, he could put the fire out with chemical foam.
NEWS
December 6, 1992
Bel Air police save 2 children from fireTwo children were pulled to safety during a fire at their house in Bel Air after they tried to run inside to get their mother.The children, Jesse Leonard, 3, and Joshua Leonard, 2, were pulled to safety Tuesday by Bel Air police who responded to a report of a fire in the 300 block of George St.Wendolyn Leonard, 23, the children's mother, tried to put the fire out before escaping through a first-floor window, said Bob Thomas, deputy state fire marshal.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | January 21, 1993
A 27-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son escaped injury when fire erupted in a second-floor bedroom of their brick home in the 2000 block of Herbert Ave. about 12:40 p.m. yesterday."
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April 27, 1994
A one-alarm fire set by a child playing with a lighter displaced a Marriottsville family of six Monday night.Howard fire and rescue officials said the 9:21 p.m. fire in the 1400 block of Marriottsville Road caused $30,000 damage to the home.Heidi Clark told fire officials that she was on the second story of her home Monday night when she saw her 4-year-old son running from an adjacent room. When she approached the room, she saw smoke and fire near the bed, said Sgt. Robert Wiseman of the county's fire and rescue service.
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By CHRIS YAKAITIS | June 17, 2006
An unidentified man died in a fire yesterday afternoon at an auto repair garage in East Baltimore, a fire official said. Chief Kevin Cartwright, spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department, said the blaze was reported about 12:25 p.m. in the 1200 block of N. Dallas St. Firefighters found flames and smoke coming from a one-story garage and people in the area yelling that someone was inside the building, he said. Cartwright said firefighters discovered an adult male in the building who appeared to have died from smoke inhalation and burns.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 16, 2000
A fire in the night drop box of a Hampstead video store was deliberately set late Wednesday, state fire marshals said yesterday. The fire, which caused about $2,000 in damage at Hampstead Video in the 4500 block of Lower Beckleysville Road, was discovered by a town police officer answering the store's fire alarm about 10:15 p.m., fire officials said. Twenty volunteer firefighters from Hampstead, Manchester and two Baltimore County stations put the fire out in about five minutes, confining damage to the drop box and floor, fire marshals said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 14, 1999
A 71-year-old man who apparently set his shirt on fire was found dead last night, slumped over the bathtub of his White Marsh home -- with the water running.The victim, identified as Joseph Kosyjana, was found dead by firefighters responding to a call from a neighbor about 9 p.m. in the 5600 block of Allender Road.Police said it appeared that Kosyjana had been standing near his gas stove, warming his hands, when his shirt caught fire. He apparently panicked, rushing to the bathroom to try to put the fire out, but passed out after turning on the water.
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By Thomas Dorsett | February 14, 1995
She saw on her home streeta host of Judgment soldiersplunder everything,crack shock troops of total war,each a six-foot flame.''Momma, that was many years ago.''It's as if she hears angelsconfined to the head of a matchscream in pain as it ignites: among themher parents and their youngest child.Her family fled to the cellar:she ran, outside, terrorizedby an army of flames,running without looking backuntil she reached Maryland.She never talked about ituntil one day in her old agethe low drone of a jet becamea flock of bombers: she ran outside,fleeing the heat of her stove.
NEWS
April 27, 1994
A one-alarm fire set by a child playing with a lighter displaced a Marriottsville family of six Monday night.Howard fire and rescue officials said the 9:21 p.m. fire in the 1400 block of Marriottsville Road caused $30,000 damage to the home.Heidi Clark told fire officials that she was on the second story of her home Monday night when she saw her 4-year-old son running from an adjacent room. When she approached the room, she saw smoke and fire near the bed, said Sgt. Robert Wiseman of the county's fire and rescue service.
NEWS
April 27, 1994
A one-alarm fire set by a child playing with a lighter displaced a Marriottsville family of six Monday night.Howard County fire officials said the 9:21 p.m. fire in the 1400 block of Marriottsville Road, a little more than a mile south of the Carroll County line, caused $30,000 in damage to the home.Heidi Clark told fire officials that she was on the second floor of her home Monday night when she saw her 4-year-old son running from an adjacent room. When she approached the room, she saw smoke and fire near the bed, said Sgt. Robert Wisemen of the Howard County Fire and Rescue Service.
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By ANICA BUTLER | July 9, 2006
One man was hospitalized and at least six people were forced from their homes after a West Baltimore apartment building burst into flames yesterday, fire officials said. A natural gas explosion was the likely cause of the fire, and a hole in the rear of the building spanned four apartments, but as of last night no official determination had been made, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a city Fire Department spokesman. Linda Foy, a spokeswoman for BGE, said there did not appear to be a problem with the company's equipment at the building, in the 2600 block of Garrison Blvd.
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By CHRIS YAKAITIS | June 17, 2006
An unidentified man died in a fire yesterday afternoon at an auto repair garage in East Baltimore, a fire official said. Chief Kevin Cartwright, spokesman for the Baltimore Fire Department, said the blaze was reported about 12:25 p.m. in the 1200 block of N. Dallas St. Firefighters found flames and smoke coming from a one-story garage and people in the area yelling that someone was inside the building, he said. Cartwright said firefighters discovered an adult male in the building who appeared to have died from smoke inhalation and burns.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | January 21, 1993
A 27-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son escaped injury when fire erupted in a second-floor bedroom of their brick home in the 2000 block of Herbert Ave. about 12:40 p.m. yesterday."
NEWS
December 6, 1992
Bel Air police save 2 children from fireTwo children were pulled to safety during a fire at their house in Bel Air after they tried to run inside to get their mother.The children, Jesse Leonard, 3, and Joshua Leonard, 2, were pulled to safety Tuesday by Bel Air police who responded to a report of a fire in the 300 block of George St.Wendolyn Leonard, 23, the children's mother, tried to put the fire out before escaping through a first-floor window, said Bob Thomas, deputy state fire marshal.
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