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  • Finksburg trailer fire caused by juvenile playing with cigarette lighter

    A Finksburg trailer fire Wednesday night was caused by a juvenile playing with a cigarette lighter in his bedroom, according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Firefighters from the Reese Volunteer Fire Company...
  • Woman dies in Baltimore fire as number of fatal fires continues to rise

    Woman dies in Baltimore fire as number of fatal fires continues to rise
    The death of a woman pulled from her blazing apartment Thursday prompted criticism from city fire union officials about recent company closures and pledges from officials to step up safety campaigns. Firefighters found the woman unconscious in her...
  • Aberdeen home damaged by fire Tuesday

    A fire investigators say was the result of burned wood chips placed in a trash can, caused an estimated $15,000 in damages to an Aberdeen house Tuesday afternoon. EMS workers also examined at the scene a woman who lived in the home, but she was not taken...
  • Rawlings-Blake wants new fire chief to make agency more diverse

    Rawlings-Blake wants new fire chief to make agency more diverse
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her pick to run the city Fire Department said Monday they hope to hire and promote more minorities and women — even as the department cuts positions. In introducing Niles Ford, 48, as her selection to lead the...
  • New city fire chief a risky choice [Letter]

    New city fire chief a risky choice [Letter]
    There certainly seems to be a measure of risk involved in the announcement that Niles Ford has been named the new Baltimore City fire chief ("Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief to lead Baltimore's department," Dec. 28). This selection...
  • Perryville firefighter still hospitalized after being struck by vehicle

    A Perryville fire police captain remains in critical condition in a Delaware hospital, nearly a week after he was hit by a vehicle while directing traffic at an accident scene on Route 40 last Friday. "He was struck during the course of his duties...
  • Fire destroys popular Delta pizza shop, displaces 10 people

    A longtime pizza shop in Delta, Pa., was destroyed early Wednesday morning in a fire that also displaced 10 residents, the local fire company reported. It took 75 firefighters nearly four hours to control, Jeff Petty, assistant chief for Delta Cardiff...
  • Two people pronounced dead in Baltimore fire

    Two people pronounced dead in Baltimore fire
    Two elderly people died Thursday afternoon after being pulled from a burning home near Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore fire officials said. Mark Wagner, assistant chief of operations at the Baltimore Fire Department, said a man and woman were found...
  • Firefighters battle blazes in Aberdeen, Joppa, Forest Hill

    Firefighters battle blazes in Aberdeen, Joppa, Forest Hill
    Harford firefighters were kept busy Saturday, battling three blazes in different parts of Harford County, causing nearly $350,000 in damages to buildings inĀ Aberdeen, Joppa and Forest Hill. Nearly two dozen residents were displaced from their homes...
  • Former Howard fire officer sues over dismissal

    Former Howard fire officer sues over dismissal
    A former Howard County fire officer is suing in federal court to get his job back, alleging that the county violated his rights by firing him for personal Facebook discussions about gun control, free speech and "liberal" politics. Former Battalion Chief...
  • An outsider brings new ideas to Baltimore's fire department [Letter]

    An outsider brings new ideas to Baltimore's fire department [Letter]
    As a former fire chief, I can say the Baltimore City Fire Department will be much better off if the right person is hired to lead it, regardless of whether he comes from inside or outside of the department ("Rawlings-Blake picks former Nebraska fire chief...
  • Fire damages Edgewood flooring business

    An Edgewood business was heavily damaged by fire Sunday afternoon, the fourth fire reported in Harford County this weekend. The blaze at a warehouse building in the 2100 block of Emmorton Park Road, which started at 1:16 p.m., was caused by an electric...