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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2012
Two women jumped from the second floor of a burning rowhouse Monday morning, and one may have thrown an infant out of a window and into the arms of a bystander, according to the Baltimore Fire Department. The fire was reported shortly before 6 a.m. in the 300 block of S. Fulton Ave., in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore. Fire Capt. Roman Clark said the first and second floors were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Clark said two women jumped from a second floor.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Baltimore fire officials on Wednesday identified three people who died in a house fire in Curtis Bay over the weekend, but said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home, in the 4100 block of Grace Court, caught fire early Saturday morning, and a woman, whom neighbors said was the mother of the two children who died, was able to jump to the ground from the home's second floor but was seriously injured. Neighbors said the family's father died trying to save his girlfriend and their children.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
The Baltimore City Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire Sunday morning at 3023 La Rue Square in the Cherry Hill neighborhood, according to Lt. Paul Novak. The fire occurred around 11:30 a.m. on the second floor of a two-story dwelling. The residence was occupied at the time, but no one was injured, Novak said. Damage to the residence was extensive, but limited to the second floor, he said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Baltimore fire officials on Wednesday identified three people who died in a house fire in Curtis Bay over the weekend, but said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home, in the 4100 block of Grace Court, caught fire early Saturday morning, and a woman, whom neighbors said was the mother of the two children who died, was able to jump to the ground from the home's second floor but was seriously injured. Neighbors said the family's father died trying to save his girlfriend and their children.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
A woman was injured in a two-alarm fire that broke out Wednesday morning in a home in the unit block of Blake Court in Reisterstown. According to the Baltimore County Fire Department and the state fire marshal, crews received a call at 1 a.m. Wednesday and arrived to find "heavy fire" on the first and second floors of the single-family dwelling. Emergency workers located a woman in her 60s on the second floor of the house and transported her to Northwest Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and burns to 50 percent of her body.
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By baltimoresun.com staff | August 29, 2005
Baltimore County police today released the identity of a 49-year-old Pikesville man who died in a two-alarm fire last week at his second-floor apartment. Firefighters found the body of Jeffrey Gregg Mashkes of the 100 block of Clarendon Ave. on the kitchen floor Thursday night. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Fire officials have said the blaze apparently began in the kitchen of the two-story, frame house. The fire caused extensive damage to the second floor and went through the roof.
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By Chris Emery and Chris Emery,SUN REPORTER | September 3, 2007
A fire swept through a Baltimore rowhouse early yesterday morning, killing one man and injuring a woman, according to Fire Department officials. Witnesses said that a mattress caught fire on the second floor of the building in the 2100 block of N. Calvert St. and that flames quickly spread to other rooms and floors. When fire crews arrived about 3 a.m., they found the second and third floors of the building engulfed in flames, said Kevin Cartwright, chief public information officer for the Baltimore City Fire Department.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 4, 2001
A 3-year-old boy was killed yesterday in a fire that raged through his family's Southeast Baltimore rowhouse, where police officers rushed through thick smoke to rescue two of the boy's sisters, officials said. The fire started about 11:15 a.m. in the second floor of a home in the 700 block of Fagley St., where Kevin Arbaugh, 33, and two of his daughters, Lucy Arbaugh, 4, and Tiffany Arbaugh, 1, were napping on the first floor. Police saved the girls, but the smoke was too thick for them to reach Joseph Arbaugh, 3, who had been resting upstairs.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | January 21, 1995
For most people, the sound of the furnace coming on is a comforting one. It means the furnace is working and warmth is on the way.However, for one reader in Maryland, the furnace is announcing it's on the job a little too noisily."
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | February 13, 1993
When you're working on an old house, structural problems often come with the territory. Sometimes it's a reflection of the age of the house -- wood wears out, and even brick and stone wear down.Sometimes it's a reflection of when the house was built -- at a time of war, building supplies may not have been plentiful. Sometimes the materials just didn't exist; mass-produced structural steel wasn't around until the latter part of the 19th century.Sometimes early do-it-yourself builders simply didn't know what they were doing; and sometimes structures were put up quickly and cheaply, with no real thought for the distant future.
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By Jean Marbella, Carrie Wells and Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Gunfire pierced the Saturday morning bustle at The Mall in Columbia, a gathering place for many in the planned suburban community, sending shoppers racing for cover as two store employees were fatally shot by a man who police said then killed himself. Howard County police said the two employees at the skate shop Zumiez, Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, were killed shortly after 11 a.m. Police, who did not release information on the identity of the shooter, said his body was found just outside the store with a shotgun and a large amount of ammunition.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
The Baltimore City Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire Sunday morning at 3023 La Rue Square in the Cherry Hill neighborhood, according to Lt. Paul Novak. The fire occurred around 11:30 a.m. on the second floor of a two-story dwelling. The residence was occupied at the time, but no one was injured, Novak said. Damage to the residence was extensive, but limited to the second floor, he said.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2012
A woman was injured in a two-alarm fire that broke out Wednesday morning in a home in the unit block of Blake Court in Reisterstown. According to the Baltimore County Fire Department and the state fire marshal, crews received a call at 1 a.m. Wednesday and arrived to find "heavy fire" on the first and second floors of the single-family dwelling. Emergency workers located a woman in her 60s on the second floor of the house and transported her to Northwest Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and burns to 50 percent of her body.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2012
Two women jumped from the second floor of a burning rowhouse Monday morning, and one may have thrown an infant out of a window and into the arms of a bystander, according to the Baltimore Fire Department. The fire was reported shortly before 6 a.m. in the 300 block of S. Fulton Ave., in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore. Fire Capt. Roman Clark said the first and second floors were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Clark said two women jumped from a second floor.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2012
Property records show that an Abingdon home that was the site of a fatal fire Saturday belonged to a man named John Youngblood. Officials have not released the identity of the victim or the cause of the fire. Neighbors told WBAL-TV that Youngblood had been found inside. Firefighters responded at about 5 p.m. to the two-story home on the 700 block of Lombard Court off Long Bar Harbor Road. They found the body in a rear second-floor bedroom, authorities said. Alison.knezevich@baltsun.com
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January 15, 2012
One person died in a fire in an Abingdon home Saturday evening. Volunteer companies from Abingdon, Bel Air, Joppa-Magnolia and Level volunteer fire companies and Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department responded to the 700 block of Lombard Court after 5 p.m. off Long Bar Harbor Road after a passerby reported a fire, according to Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association Spokesman Dave Williams. Once on scene, firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from a single-family, two-story dwelling, according to Williams.
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February 28, 1999
A 73-year-old man was killed last night while trying to escape from the second floor of his burning West Baltimore rowhouse. Fire officials said Leon Baker of the 2000 block of Pennsylvania Ave. was trapped on the second floor of the burning house and was overcome by smoke. When firefighters arrived at about 8: 15 p.m., the upper story of the house was engulfed in flames, making a rescue virtually impossible. Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire. Pub Date: 2/28/99
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 31, 1998
A man was killed and an elderly woman injured last night when a one-alarm fire extensively damaged the second floor of a two-story house in Pen Lucy in North Baltimore, a fire official said.Battalion Chief Mark Wagner of the Fire Department said the blaze was reported at 9: 21 p.m. and brought under control in less than an hour.Wagner said a man in his mid-50s died in a second-floor room.He said an elderly woman broke her left leg after jumping to the ground from a second-floor window and was being treated at Union Memorial Hospital.
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By Don Markus and Larry Carson | February 20, 2010
A man was killed in a Columbia house fire early Friday morning. According to neighbors, the fire began about 5 a.m. at the home of Wan Soo Hong in the 7200 block of Riding Hood Circle. As flames shot out of windows from the second floor and attic of the Victorian-style house overlooking Lake Elkhorn, two neighbors who work as police officers for the U.S. Justice Department broke first-floor windows to get inside, according to witnesses. They managed to rescue Hong's two dogs, but were forced out of the home as flames moved down the staircase from the second floor.
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February 13, 2010
A middle-age man died during a house fire in Annapolis on Friday morning, according to the city's Fire Department. Fire officials have not identified the sole occupant of the house, a man whose body was found on the second floor of a single-family home in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Ave. in Eastport. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The blaze started about 1 a.m. at the dwelling, across the street from a fire station, a department spokesman said. Firefighters arrived quickly, the spokesman said, and were not hindered by the snow.
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