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  • Harford teen charged with manufacturing, using 'soda bottle bombs'

    Harford teen charged with manufacturing, using 'soda bottle bombs'
    A 17-year-old boy has been charged with manufacturing and using "improvised explosive devices" after setting off so-called soda bottle bombs in a neighborhood east of Bel Air Tuesday, fire investigators said. The Office of the State Fire Marshal, which...
  • Odenton house fire causes estimated $250K in damages

    Odenton house fire causes estimated $250K in damages
    Anne Arundel County firefighters responded to a blaze Tuesday morning in Odenton that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage. According to the fire department, around 7:15 a.m., calls were received reporting a house fire in the 1300 block of Meyers...
  • Four displaced in separate Anne Arundel Co. fires

    Four displaced in separate Anne Arundel Co. fires
    Four people were displaced as a result of two separate fires in Anne Arundel County Tuesday afternoon. Four people were displaced as a result of two separate fires in Anne Arundel County Tuesday afternoon. After 6 p.m., smoke and fire were reported...
  • Baltimore man dies from burns after clothing catches fire from stove

    Baltimore man dies from burns after clothing catches fire from stove
    An elderly man died this week after suffering severe burns while using a stove, the first fire death in Baltimore this year, city fire department officials said. The man, identified as Dennis Fisher, 74, was making a cup of tea on the stove at a home in...
  • County volunteer firefighter not wearing mask in fatal blaze

    County volunteer firefighter not wearing mask in fatal blaze
    Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company firefighter Gene Kirchner, who died after searching for victims in a house fire, was not wearing his face mask, gloves or helmet, according to a departmental report released a year after the fatal blaze. Kirchner, 25,...
  • Emergency responders' actions appreciated by Catonsville family [Letter]

    I want to send a heartfelt thank you to the Baltimore County police officers and the many fire professionals, who responded to the house fire in the 5800 Block of Ivy League Drive, College Hills, on March 20. We experienced their true professionalism that...
  • State's largest tire dump to be cleaned up in Crownsville

    State's largest tire dump to be cleaned up in Crownsville
    State officials have reached an agreement with an Anne Arundel County family to clean up Maryland's largest known tire dump, a decades-old stockpile of hundreds of thousands of tires rotting in ravines in Crownsville and threatening a waterway leading...
  • Frostburg student killed in off-campus house fire

    Frostburg student killed in off-campus house fire
    An early-morning fire swept through a rental house just off the campus of Frostburg State University on Friday, leaving a student dead and destroying the building. University President Jonathan Gibralter wrote in an email to the campus community that...
  • Susquehanna Hose firefighters released from hospital after Havre de Grace fire

    Susquehanna Hose firefighters released from hospital after Havre de Grace fire
    A two-alarm fire, which started in a business in downtown Havre de Grace, sent two firefighters and an EMS volunteer to the hospital on Valentine's Day night, according to Scott Hurst, chief of the Susquehanna Hose Company. Two firefighters, both with...
  • One injured in Lutherville-Timonium house fire

    One injured in Lutherville-Timonium house fire
    One person was rescued from a house fire at 120 E. Timonium Rd. and taken to the burn unit at Bayview Medical Center, according to Baltimore County Fire Dispatch. Twenty pieces of firefighting equipment were dispatched around 12:30 p.m. after a call...
  • One taken to hospital after two-alarm fire in Glen Burnie

    One taken to hospital after two-alarm fire in Glen Burnie
    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...
  • Memorial for Troy Douglas brings tears, questions

    Memorial for Troy Douglas brings tears, questions
    As blue balloons drifted Saturday night into the warm February sky above Southeast Baltimore, family members and friends of 8-year-old Troy Douglas wrapped their arms around each other in grief. Were "Li'l Troy" still alive, he probably would have been...