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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
A dryer caught fire at the laundry room of the Baltimore County Detention Center Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said. No injuries were reported at the Kenilworth Drive facility in Towson where firefighters were called shortly after 3 p.m. Police said part of Kenilworth Drive was shut down. No evacuations occurred. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
A dryer caught fire at the laundry room of the Baltimore County Detention Center Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said. No injuries were reported at the Kenilworth Drive facility in Towson where firefighters were called shortly after 3 p.m. Police said part of Kenilworth Drive was shut down. No evacuations occurred. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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April 13, 1992
City firefighters today extinguished a small fire on the top floor at the north end of the B&O Warehouse, the red brick structure just beyond right field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.About 100 people were evacuated from the eight-story structure as a precaution. No injuries were reported. Oriole offices are in that end of the warehouse.Fire officials said a welder accidentally ignited some material with his torch about 11 a.m. while working on an eighth-floor elevator.The fire sent black clouds of smoke into the downtown area.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
The Naval Academy is in the process of disenrolling a midshipman accused of setting 11 small fires on campus in September, a spokesman said Wednesday. The trash can fires were set in men's bathrooms between Sept. 9 and 23, Cmdr. John Schofield said. All were quickly extinguished. The midshipman was apprehended on Sept. 24, Schofield said. He is no longer at the academy. Schofield said he was prevented by law from providing further information. matthew.brown@baltsun.com twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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April 29, 1991
A fire of suspicious origin was discovered near the gymnasium of Howard High School in Columbia today and interrupted classes for an hour, fire officials said.Firefighters responding to an alarm shortly before 8 a.m. found two foam rubber mats ablaze in a storage area underneath a porch outside the gym, said Battalion Chief Donald Howell of Howard County. The track and field mats were of the kind used for high jumps.Kathy Johnston, 42, a teacher at the school in the 8700 block of Annapolis Road, received minor hand injuries while trying to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher, Howell said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
A fire over the weekend in an elevator at Anne Arundel County Medical Center was arson, county fire officials said. The small fire, which occurred around 4:45 p.m., was quickly extinguished, according to Division Chief Michael E. Cox. Investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set, he said. Hospital spokeswoman Kelly Swan said the hospital's Health Sciences Building, where the fire took place, houses offices, and outpatient and support services. Officials have no suspects.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | May 28, 1993
A small fire in an elevator shaft at Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday sent smoke pouring into the passenger terminal.State police said no one was injured, but the fire caused an American Airlines flight to be delayed because it had to be moved to another part of the airport due to the smoke. The fire, which occurred at the height of the evening passenger rush, started about 5:30 p.m. and was extinguished 20 minutes later.Trooper Gerry W. Kehs said last night that the cause of the fire was an apparent electrical short-circuit in the ground-level machinery that controls a freight elevator.
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Staff Reports | December 7, 2012
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said Friday it had arrested a man and charged him with arsonĀ  after he allegedly started a fire outside Cranberry Square Shopping Center in Westminster. According to a release, Edwin Lawrence Kaiss Jr., 49, was taken into custody without incident after deputies identified him as a suspect in a small fire that was set at about 3:20 p.m. behind the shopping center located at 405 N. Center St., off Route 140, in Westminster. According to the fire marshal's office, investigators believe a man removed combustibles from a trash receptacle and set fire to them near the building.
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By Ben Pillow and Ben Pillow,Baltimoresun.com Staff | May 13, 2004
St. Frances Academy was evacuated today after a small fire broke out in a fifth-floor ceiling at the school around 8 a.m., according to city fire officials. There were no reports of injuries at the coed school at 501 E. Chase St., said Kevin Cartwright, a Baltimore Fire Department spokesman. He described the fire as "little to nothing." Firefighters quickly put out the blaze and ventilated the building, Cartwright said. The cause of the fire was being investigated. Sister Rita Michelle, a teacher at the school, said officials there suspected it could have been caused by an electrical problem, but she stressed "we can't be sure" at this point.
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By Jacqueline Seaberg and Jacqueline Seaberg,Baltimoresun.com Staff | May 5, 2004
About 400 guests at a hotel near Baltimore-Washington International Airport were evacuated this morning after smoke was detected on the building's second floor, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the small blaze. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department was called to the BWI Marriott Hotel at 1743 W. Nursery Road in Linthicum just before 5 a.m., according to Division Chief John Scholz. The cause of the blaze was a malfunctioning fire pump in a mechanical room, Scholz said. Marriott officials said that work had recently been done on the fire pump, according to Scholz.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Baltimore firefighters knocked down a small fire in the basement of a vacant building in the 2900 block of East Monument Street on Monday night. The call came in just before 10 p.m., and it was put out without issue, fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said. The cause is under investigation. Brennan said fires are more common as the weather gets colder and the department is reminding citizens to make sure their homes have working smoke alarms. Electrical fires are the most common citywide, he said, so make sure to check household appliances routinely for any risks.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
A vehicle crashed into a Perry Hall home Thursday morning after the driver jumped out during a traffic stop, Baltimore County police say. The house is located on the 9100 block of Belair Road, police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher said. Police had stopped the driver in a Jeep about 10:20 a.m., and the driver bailed out of the vehicle while it was still running. A "small fire" broke out following the crash, she said. The suspect was spotted by air patrol and taken into custody, she said.
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By Carrie Wells and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
A fire inside the former Seagram's plant in Dundalk on Saturday night remains under investigation after a man jumped three stories to escape the blaze and suffered life-threatening injuries, Baltimore County officials said. Investigators said Monday they still did not know what the man was doing at the vacant facility, and they plan to conduct more security checks there. Over the past five years, firefighters have responded to reports of fire there about a dozen times, said Elise Armacost, a county public safety spokeswoman.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2013
A small kitchen fire caused by a pot left on the stove damaged an Edgewood home early Tuesday morning but no injuries were reported, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. Firefighters were called at 2:35 a.m. to the 600 block of Harr Park Court, where smoke was pouring from a two-story townhouse. Crews extinguished a small fire in the kitchen. Fire officials said residents sleeping on the second floor were alerted by smoke detectors and they were not injured.
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Staff Reports | December 7, 2012
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said Friday it had arrested a man and charged him with arsonĀ  after he allegedly started a fire outside Cranberry Square Shopping Center in Westminster. According to a release, Edwin Lawrence Kaiss Jr., 49, was taken into custody without incident after deputies identified him as a suspect in a small fire that was set at about 3:20 p.m. behind the shopping center located at 405 N. Center St., off Route 140, in Westminster. According to the fire marshal's office, investigators believe a man removed combustibles from a trash receptacle and set fire to them near the building.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 5, 2012
Firefighters were called to control a small fire in an Edgewood home Monday morning. Just after 9:30 a.m., Harford County 9-1-1 received a call reporting a fire in the first block of McCann Street in Edgewood. The first unit on the scene reported "smoke visible," according to monitored Harford County emergency radio broadcasts. Fire units from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Abingdon Fire Company and the Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department responded, according to a news release from Joppa-Magnolia VFC. The Joppa-Magnolia fire chief was first to arrive and reported a small fire in an enclosed porch attached to a two-story, single family home, according to the release.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Evening Sun Staff | April 10, 1991
An electrical malfunction and small fire at Harford Mall in Bel Air have caused the temporary closing of 14 stores, a mall official said today.Nancy Brown, a mall marketing official, said the malfunction cut electricity to the 14 stores and caused minor smoke and water damage to a few of them.The most damage from the malfunction, which occurred about 5 p.m. yesterday, was in Carpet Fair, she said.The 550,000-square-foot, 65-store mall at U.S. 1 and Md. 24, Harford County's largest, was evacuated and closed after the incident.
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July 16, 1996
A suspicious fire in a vacant Sykesville house is under investigation, state fire marshals said yesterday.The owner of the two-story, single-family home in the 6500 block of Freedom Avenue told officials that when he stopped to check on the vacant structure, he found ashes from a small fire in the living room.The cause of the fire has not been determined. Damage was estimated at $100, fire marshals said.Pub Date: 7/16/96
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2012
A 15-year-old Glen Burnie boy was charged with intentionally setting a fire in a bathroom trash can at Glen Burnie High School on Tuesday, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Police responded to the school in the 7500 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard about 9:35 a.m. after school officials found and extinguished a small fire in a men's bathroom at the school, police said. An investigation of the fire by arson investigators determined it was intentionally set, and resulted in the boy's being named a suspect and arrested, police said.
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By Gus Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
A small fire broke out in the top floor of a five-story parking garage in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood this afternoon, according to city fire officials. City firefighters responded to the 100 block of East Read Street where they discovered heavy, dark smoke pouring from the roof. As of 1:45 p.m., firefighters had the fire under control. While there was heavy smoke in the area, no major damage was reported. No one was injured in the fire, fire officials said. Parts of North Calvert and St. Paul streets, near Read Street, were closed while firefighters were on the scene.
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