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By Ellie Baublitz, Richard Irwin and Julie Bykowicz and Ellie Baublitz, Richard Irwin and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporters | September 3, 2007
A fire early yesterday destroyed a swath of historic Mount Airy, including seven businesses that residents said had been breathing new life into Main Street. No one was injured in the three-alarm blaze, fire officials said, but at least four occupants of the apartments above the businesses were evacuated. Three brick buildings dating to the 1930s are uninhabitable. One building, renovated just two years ago, collapsed into rubble, one building caved in on itself, leaving only its facade, and a third building sustained heavy water and smoke damage, fire officials said.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,SUN REPORTER | September 7, 2006
Damage was estimated at $3 million from the three-alarm fire that destroyed a fiberglass insulation warehouse in Finksburg, the state fire marshal's office said yesterday. A short in a damaged electrical cable ignited the fire Tuesday morning on the first floor of Cary Insulation in the 2900 block of Dede Road, off Route 140, Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor said. The fire caused no injury, but a firefighter was stung by a swarm of bees, he said.
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By MELISSA HARRIS and MELISSA HARRIS,SUN REPORTER | December 6, 2005
A three-alarm fire in the Avalon Symphony Glen apartments in Columbia displaced 18 families before dawn yesterday, leaving many out in the cold in their pajamas with no identification or possessions. No injuries were reported. Avalon Bay Communities and the Red Cross said they are assisting victims with food, clothing and shelter. "We didn't hear anything," said Gautam Puranik, 30, who moved into the 18-year-old complex less than two weeks ago. "Then we heard police sirens, but we thought it was a robbery until an officer banged on the door and shouted `Fire!
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By Christina Hernandez and Christina Hernandez,SUN STAFF | April 28, 2005
A three-alarm fire at the Bonnie Ridge Apartments in the Brooklandville area of Baltimore County caused $400,000 in damage yesterday and displaced seven families, a fire official said. No serious injuries were reported, but one man was taken to Sinai Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, said Lt. Bill Johns of the Baltimore County Fire Department. A malfunctioning hair dryer left on a sofa in one of the lower apartments is the suspected cause of the fire, said Mark Hubbard, division chief for the county Fire Department.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 26, 2005
A 15-year-old Baltimore County boy has been charged with arson in the Feb. 13 fire at an apartment complex in White 9Marsh that forced 24 families from their homes and caused extensive damage, police said yesterday. The suspect, a juvenile, was being held at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School in Cub Hill, said Officer Shawn Vinson, Baltimore County police spokesman. The three-alarm fire damaged two adjoining three-story apartment buildings at the Quail Ridge Apartments in the 4800 block of Berry Hill Circle.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 8, 2004
More than 50 residents of a Middle River apartment complex who escaped a fire over the weekend were being assisted yesterday by American Red Cross officials and others in finding a place to live. Six families were temporarily sheltered at a local motel for two nights, said Red Cross spokeswoman Linnea Anderson. Others, she said, were given temporary homes in vacant apartments elsewhere in the complex or stayed with family or friends. Sunday night, a three-alarm fire spread through 24 apartments at the Commons at White Marsh in the 600 block of Sopwith Drive, Baltimore County fire officials said yesterday.
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By Jacqueline Seaberg and Jacqueline Seaberg,Baltimoresun.com Staff | April 29, 2004
Annapolis firefighters today were investigating the second three-alarm blaze this week at an apartment complex in the Eastport neighborhood. Fire crews responded to a 5:13 a.m. call at the Watergate Village apartment complex at 620 Americana Drive, according to Battalion Chief Mike Lonergan, a department spokesman. The fire was contained approximately an hour after firefighters arrived on the scene. Two residents and a firefighter were injured in the blaze. The firefighter, who was not immediately identified, was at the end of a hose line when he fell through the floor of a second-story apartment, Lonergan said.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2003
A 32-year-old man died yesterday in an early-morning Randallstown apartment fire that injured three others and forced dozens of trapped residents onto balconies gasping for air, fire officials said. Delano Thomas, who was killed in the three-alarm blaze that began about 4 a.m., lived in a ground-level apartment that was a group home for hearing-impaired adults. Three other men who lived in the home where the fire began were hospitalized, county officials said. About 20 residents of the Woodridge Apartments were rescued by firefighters who took them down from second- and third-story balconies on ladders, said Capt.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 3, 2003
County fire officials are investigating the cause of a three-alarm fire that caused minor damage at a vacant grocery store at Southview Shopping Center in Brooklyn Park yesterday afternoon. The blaze was reported about 4:15 p.m. in the vacant building at Hammonds Lane and Ritchie Highway, which had housed several supermarkets over the years. Within 15 minutes, two more alarms were sounded. More than 70 firefighters from nearly a dozen fire stations responded to the scene, said Capt. Michael Cox, a fire department spokesman.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2003
Three people were arrested and charged with setting a fire in a Pikesville apartment building yesterday that left 30 residents homeless and produced 10-foot flames and billowing smoke that was visible for miles. No one was injured in the three-alarm blaze, which began about 9:30 a.m., fire officials said. Baltimore County police said late yesterday that a man and two female juveniles were in custody on arson charges. Their identities were not immediately available. It took about 75 firefighters more than an hour to control the fire, which heavily damaged a three-story building in the Owings Chase complex in the 4400 block of Old Court Road.
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