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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
A truck fire closed the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge Sunday evening, according to Maryland Transportation Authority. The MDTA tweeted around 7:40 p.m. that the westbound span was being set up to operate with two-way traffic to accommodate eastbound travelers. Traffic was held on the southern span around 7 p.m., officials said. Fire crews were on the scene, according to the MDTA. A photo submitted to The Sun showed the cab of a tractor trailer on fire with a thick plume of black smoke blowing toward the Eastern Shore.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
A car caught fire on the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Monday afternoon, briefly shutting all inner loop lanes carrying Interstate 695 over the Patapsco River in Baltimore. Tamory Winfield, a Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman, said the fire - which began around 6:30 p.m. - had been extinguished by about 7:15 p.m., and traffic was getting by despite the right lane remaining closed. The car that caught fire had been removed. The incident was the second of its kind in 24 hours for the MdTA.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
A fuel truck caught fire near the campus of Coppin State University Thursday morning, a city fire spokesman said. No injuries have been reported at the fire in the 2500 West North Avenue, said fire department spokesman Ian Brennan. He said the call came out at 9:23 a.m., and that one engine remained on scene about 20 minutes later. Hazmat crews were also called for a possible fuel leak. No additional information was immediately available. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
A truck fire closed the eastbound span of the Bay Bridge Sunday evening, according to Maryland Transportation Authority. The MDTA tweeted around 7:40 p.m. that the westbound span was being set up to operate with two-way traffic to accommodate eastbound travelers. Traffic was held on the southern span around 7 p.m., officials said. Fire crews were on the scene, according to the MDTA. A photo submitted to The Sun showed the cab of a tractor trailer on fire with a thick plume of black smoke blowing toward the Eastern Shore.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
A truck caught fire at the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza on northbound Interstate 95 near Keith Avenue on Monday evening, causing traffic delays as emergency personnel worked to control the blaze, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The Ford F-150 came through the tunnel and its driver paid the toll about 5:15 p.m. before realizing the vehicle was on fire and pulling over to the right-hand shoulder, just north of the toll booths, said Sgt. Jonathan Green, a police spokesman.
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February 29, 1996
FireSykesville: Sykesville responded for a truck fire on Sykesville Road at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out for 15 minutes.
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June 21, 1999
FiresMount Airy: Firefighters repsponded at 5:41 p.m Thursday to a truck fire on Interstate 70. Units were out 14 minutes.
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October 19, 1992
* Taneytown: A truck fire on East Baltimore Street was extinguished by town firefighters at about 12:12 p.m. Saturday.
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September 21, 1994
FIRE* Mount Airy: Mount Airy assisted Frederick County at a truck fire on Old National Pike at 7:38 p.m. Monday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
A fuel truck caught fire near the campus of Coppin State University Thursday morning, a city fire spokesman said. No injuries have been reported at the fire in the 2500 West North Avenue, said fire department spokesman Ian Brennan. He said the call came out at 9:23 a.m., and that one engine remained on scene about 20 minutes later. Hazmat crews were also called for a possible fuel leak. No additional information was immediately available. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
A truck caught fire at the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza on northbound Interstate 95 near Keith Avenue on Monday evening, causing traffic delays as emergency personnel worked to control the blaze, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The Ford F-150 came through the tunnel and its driver paid the toll about 5:15 p.m. before realizing the vehicle was on fire and pulling over to the right-hand shoulder, just north of the toll booths, said Sgt. Jonathan Green, a police spokesman.
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June 3, 2012
Among the 68 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service during the period May 27-June 3 were the following: 1583 Sulphur Spring Road, 2:45 p.m. June 1. Crews from the Arbutus and Violetville volunteer stations responded to the report of fire in a large, outdoor metal trash container at Chesapeake Bay Coatings in Arbutus and extinguished a small fire. Willys Avenue at Walnut Avenue, 6:22 a.m. June 1. Crews responded to the report of transformer fire in Arbutus and found a blown transformer.
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By The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2011
A semi-trailer that caught on fire is blocking two northbound lanes on I-95 just before Exit 64 to the Baltimore Beltway, Maryland State Police said Friday night. Traffic is moving in two lanes and a shoulder is open, police said. Traffic was backed up for several miles at 10:30 p.m. A tow truck was on the scene, police said. Authorities are encouraging drivers before Exit 49 to use I-695 as an alternate route. Drivers beyond Exit 49 should use U.S. 40 at Exit 61, authorities said.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2011
Anne Arundel County police were working to identify a man who was killed along with a dog in a pickup truck crash and fire early Friday in Harwood. Officers were called at 12:43 a.m. to the intersection of Solomons Island Road and Harwood Road, police said. Based on their initial investigation, the driver of the 1997 Ford F-150 was headed south on Solomons Island Road when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted to the right just before the intersection with Harwood Road. The truck went across the median and through the southeast corner of the Southern High School parking lot, ending up in a small wooded area and catching fire, police said.
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By Anica Butler | anica.butler@baltsun.com | April 1, 2010
A tanker truck making a delivery to an Annapolis gas station started leaking fuel after hitting a fire hydrant Wednesday. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m., according to Capt. Kelly Martin, a spokeswoman for the Annapolis Fire Department. An Eastern Petroleum truck was making a delivery to the Exxon station at West Street and Lafayette Avenue when the truck clipped a fire hydrant. The collision damaged a line to the truck, causing fuel to leak. The truck was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline, but the leaking tank was holding only 2,500 gallons.
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January 3, 2010
State police have reopened I-95 northbound in Harford County after a tanker truck fire early Saturday. No one was hurt in the incident, which began about 5 a.m. Saturday near Fallston. Police shut down several northbound lanes, bringing traffic to a halt for much of the morning. The last of the lanes reopened shortly before 3 p.m. - Matthew Hay Brown
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2003
Northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in White Marsh were shut down yesterday afternoon after a fuel-tank truck carrying waste oil erupted in flames and spilled about 1,000 gallons of used waste oil onto the side of the highway, Maryland State Police and environmental officials said. No one was injured, but traffic was backed up for about eight miles in each direction from about 2:15 p.m. to about 4:45 p.m., when all but one lane southbound was reopened, said Lt. Bud Frank, a state police spokesman.
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