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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1997
Two fires that caused extensive damage to apartments in Brooklyn Park and Glen Burnie and left five families displaced Thursday were caused by electrical short-circuits in the walls, fire officials said yesterday.Fire spread through the roof of an apartment building in the 7800 block of Americana Circle, Glen Burnie, shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday and caused $250,000 in damage.Firefighters had to tear a hole in the roof to douse the blaze. An unidentified woman was taken to North Arundel Hospital complaining of back pain, but no one was injured in the fire, officials said.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management said at 8:06 a.m. on Wednesday that city firefighters are battling a two-alarm blaze near Gwynns Falls Parkway and Reisterstown Road. OEM said that motorists should expect road closures and avoid the area. A collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Lochearn at Liberty Road has closed the inner loop right shoulder at 8:52 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision on I-95 South in Rossville past the Baltimore Beltway exit has closed the southbound right shoulder at 8:42 a.m. on Wednesday, according to DOT. Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 4:18 a.m., DOT said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2013
Deputy state fire marshals on Sunday arrested a Joppa man who they believe set two small fires in a woman's apartment after getting into an argument with her. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said Ryan Lawrence Spann, 28, argued with a woman living at 209 Foxhall Drive, an apartment complex in Bel Air, before the woman left. Deputies said Spann then set two fires in the apartment with "ordinary household items," which the woman discovered when she returned home about 1 a.m. Sunday to smoke alarms sounding.
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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
The Baltimore City Fire Department reported a two-alarm fire in the 3600 block of Duvall Avenue overnight into Friday morning. The department said via its Twitter account that units had responded and evacuated residents from the building. The department described the building as a three-story multi-family. Few details were immediately available, but the department said one firefighter had received a "minor" injury that was considered non-life threatening.
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January 4, 1994
FIRES* Hampstead: Hampstead assisted Baltimore County at a reported house fire on Yeoho Road at 2:14 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 26 minutes.Units from Hampstead and Manchester responded at 7:21 a.m. Thursday for an alarm sounding on Legion Drive. They were out for 15 minutes.Equipment from Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia of Baltimore County put out two fires on Trenton Mill Road on Thursday.Firefighters responded for a house fire at 9:25 a.m. and worked for 30 minutes, and for an apartment fire at 3:47 p.m., which keep them out for 90 minutes.
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Staff Reports | April 7, 2013
The Deputy State Fire Marshal is calling for the public's help as officials work to solve a series of suspected arsons in the Cambridge area of Dorchester County. The latest fire occurred 10:17 p.m. Friday, April 5, and involved a two-story, vacant home at 812 Fairmount Avenue, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. Officials said three other fires occurred on March 20 and March 26. The first fire March 20, at 11:44 p.m., occurred at 617 High Street and involved a vacant two-story single family dwelling.
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By From Staff Reports | January 1, 1995
An Edgewood man was arrested Thursday in an arson that caused $100,000 worth of damage to his home last summer.Thomas Patrick Saraullo Sr. of the 200 block of Kennard Ave. was charged with one count of arson and one count of arson with intent to defraud his insurer in an indictment returned by the Harford County grand jury Dec. 13. If convicted, he could be sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.Maryland Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said that two fires were started in the basement of the Saraullo home the morning of July 20. No one was hurt.
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January 20, 2010
Two fires in an ore-handling building at Severstal Steel Co. at Sparrows Point on Tuesday afternoon forced the evacuation of several employees and brought nearly two dozen pieces of fire apparatus from several Baltimore County fire stations and the steel plant to the scene, said a Fire Department communications officer. There were no injuries. About 2 p.m., a fire was reported in a screen machine on the third floor and was extinguished in about 30 minutes. A second fire was reported later on the seventh floor and was also quickly extinguished.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 7, 2000
Howard County firefighters responded to a fire yesterday morning in a Jessup truck stop motel and found evidence of two others -- all apparently the work of an arsonist. Firefighters were dispatched about 9 a.m. to the motel at the TA Baltimore South truck plaza in the 7400 block of Assateague Road and discovered that a sprinkler system had extinguished a fire in the trash room on the third floor. They also found that two fires in the ceiling of the fifth floor had burned themselves out. Damage was estimated at $3,000, mostly from water.
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By Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the Howard County Historical Society library | July 17, 1994
25 Years Ago (Week of July 6-12, 1969):* After months of discussion, the Howard County Board of Education stood by its original position that smoking by students on school property should be forbidden. Student leaders had contended that smoking by students would continue, whether forbidden or not.50 Years Ago (Week of July 9-15, 1944):* The Ellicott City Fire Department responded to two fires in a single afternoon. One fire was on the roof over the ticket booth of the Earle Theatre on Main Street.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
A two-alarm fire broke out in a vacant rowhome in West Baltimore early Friday morning, though no one was reported to be injured. Baltimore fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said the fire was reported around 4 a.m. in the 600 block of N. Carey St. in the Harlem Park neighborhood, with heavy fire showing from the rear of the building when firefighters arrived. The fire also damaged the two adjacent rowhouses, one which was occupied and the other vacant. Brennan said the fire took more than two hours to get under control because firefighters were unable to enter the vacant structures to attack it. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Baltimore firefighters battled two separate two-alarm fires in vacant properties Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, though no one was injured in either incident. One fire broke out in the 5700 block of Eastern Ave., on the edge of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus, around 5:30 p.m. Monday. The fire damaged a multi-story vacant building, fire department officials said. Another fire was reported shortly after midnight Tuesday in the 6800 block of Everall Ave. in the Overlea neighborhood.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Two fires were reported within blocks of each other early Tuesday morning in the Hamilton Hills neighborhood. At around 4:34 a.m., a single-alarm fire broke out at a vacant dwelling in the 2800 block of Hamilton Avenue, Baltimore City fire officials said. Four firefighters were treated for minor injuries in connection with the incident. Approximately 20 minutes later, two blocks away in the 2600 block of Evergreen Avenue, another single-alarm fire was reported at a vacant residence.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
A two-alarm building fire in Baltimore's Penn-Fallsway neighborhood billowed smoke high into the sky but was controlled in a matter of minutes by city firefighters Monday night, officials said. Firefighters were called at 7:22 p.m. to the building at the corner of North Gay and High streets. The fire was downgraded from two alarms in six minutes, and was under control in less than a half hour, fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said. No one was injured. The official cause is under investigation, but Steve Tsamouras, who owns the building, said he had been torching a new rubber roof earlier in the day. When he finished, he said, he went to his home a few blocks away and then got a call about the fire.
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By Carrie Wells and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
No one was injured when a two-alarm blaze broke out in a Towson retirement home Wednesday morning, Baltimore County officials said. The fire broke out inside a kitchen of an individual unit in the Blakehurst Retirement Community building at 1055 West Joppa Road at around 7:30 a.m., county fire officials said. It quickly escalated to two alarms. Officials initially said the building was being evacuated, but later said most residents sheltered in place. Some residents did choose to leave the building until the incident was under control.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 19, 2014
A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to an Perryman home Friday night. The fire was reported at 10:10 p.m. in the 800 block of Chelsea Road, according to the Harford County Md Fire & EMS PIO Media Page on Facebook. Heavy fire was showing through the roof of the single family dwelling, which was later determined to be unoccupied, according to the Facebook page. A second alarm was called for at 10:21 p.m. with heavy fire still showing. Firefighters were evacuated from the home because of its structural integrity and a propane leak; "defensive operations only at this time," the association reported.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | January 15, 1997
Two fires in east Columbia caused thousands of dollars in damage Monday, the Howard County Fire and Rescue officials said.About 12: 36 p.m., rescue crews responded to a call in the 6800 block of Many Days in Owen Brown village and extinguished a fire that had begun when a heat pump outside a single-family rancher burst into flames, said Lt. Kenneth Byerly, as fire and rescue spokesman.Flames crept up the side of the house, spreading to rooms on the second floor and the attic, a report said.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff writer | March 8, 1992
State fire officials are investigating similarities in four arson fires at The Mall in Columbia since mid-February.Two fires were setTuesday, at Country Interiors and Sears. The incidents came 15 days after other arson fires were discovered in the drapery departments atHecht's and Woodward & Lothrop stores."There is a pattern that we're examining, but I cannot expand on that," said Deputy State Fire Marshall Bob Thomas.The mall management has stepped up security to prevent other arson attempts.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
A two-alarm fire broke out at a senior housing facility in Pikesville early Monday morning, Baltimore County fire officials said. The fire department responded to Springhouse Assisted Living in the 8900 block of Reisterstown Road at around 2:40 a.m. to fight the fire, the department said. The fire was contained to a single room at the facility but some residents from the second and third floors were moved for safety, according to fire officials. No one was injured but one person was taken to the hospital for trouble breathing that was unrelated to the fire, according to the department.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
A woman was taken to a hospital with smoke inhalation after escaping a two-alarm fire in an apartment complex in Glen Burnie early Tuesday morning, Anne Arundel County fire officials said. Firefighters found heavy fire in a top-floor apartment in the 200 block of Water Fountain Court after being called shortly before 5 a.m., fire officials said. About 55 firefighters from Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City fought the blaze, which was considered under control after about 35 minutes.
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