Daily Dispatch: Maryland News
Fire at vacant building in Baltimore spreads to assisted living facility
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
A fire that started in a vacant building spread to an assisted living facility Tuesday morning, Baltimore Fire officials said. Officials said they received a call around 2 a.m. for a fully involved fire in a vacant, single-family building at 2808 Garrison Boulevard. The 2-alarm fire then spread to a neighboring assisted living facility.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL TV
Bowie house fire causes $100k in damage Sunday
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:06:33 -0800
Prince George’s County firefighters said that a blaze in Bowie Sunday resulted in $100,000 in damage. Firefighters were called to the home on the 15100 block of Narrows Lane around 11 a.m. to find flames burning through the roof. The bulk of the fire was extinguished in around 30 minutes, a spokesman for the Fire/EMS Department wrote in a tweet.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 1:06:33 PM - SOURCE: CapitalGazette.com
Firefighters deliver brand new winter coats in Hagerstown
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:53:06 -0800
Students at Emma K. Doub Elementary in Hagerstown went home a little warmer on Monday morning, November 12, as firefighters from the Hagerstown Fire Department handed out out around 86 brand new warm winter coats. "We as firefighters get to see the immediate result," said firefighter Craig Dofflemyer.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 2:53:06 PM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
Explosion Reported During Early Morning Baltimore House Fire
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:33:23 -0800
Baltimore City firefighters are investigating the cause of a house fire early Monday morning. The fire broke out in the 1000 block of West 38th Street. Heavy smoke and fire was seen coming out through the second floor windows.Officials say the fire was nearly out when some sort of explosion occurred inside.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2018 3:33:23 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
School bus crash in Anne Arundel County leaves 3 hurt
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Three people were hurt Wednesday morning when a school bus and an SUV crashed in Glen Burnie, Maryland, just before 7 a.m. Anne Arundel County police say the incident happened in the area of Solley Road at Energy Parkway. The bus was headed to Northeast High School in Pasadena. The bus driver, an aide and the driver of the SUV all have minor injuries.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOP-AM 1500 Washington
Broken gas line prompts evacuations in west Baltimore
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 20:50:03 -0800
A gas line rupture in southwest Baltimore forced neighbors to be evacuated and shut down several blocks for hours. The strong smell of natural gas in the area triggered unsettling moments in the neighborhood. “I had to actually put on my shirt and wrap it around my face to walk through,” said Philip Matthews.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 8:50:03 PM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV Fox 45 Baltimore
Two thrown from truck in I-97 North crash, Anne Arundel County Fire says
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:13:48 -0800
A man was thrown from his pickup truck in a Millersville crash suffered life-threatening injuries, Anne Arundel County Fire officials say. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. Nov. 6 near I-97 North and Brightview Drive. Firefighters say the pickup truck had rolled over, throwing the driver and lone occupant, out f the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 9:13:48 AM - SOURCE: WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore
Ocean City charter amendment: What it means for firefighters union, town leaders
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 05:54:03 -0800
Career Ocean City firefighters and paramedics received enough votes Tuesday to change how the town and union decide to end contract disputes. The amendment changes the town charter after it passed 1,288-1,048. Now to settle disputes, the town and union will use binding interest arbitration. 1. Binding interest arbitration allows the the Town of Ocean City and the Ocean City Career Firefighters and Paramedics Union to use a neutral third party arbitrator to settle any disagreements.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 5:54:03 AM - SOURCE: Delmarva Now
75-Year-Old Woman Killed After Being Trapped In Baltimore County House Fire
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 05:50:48 -0800
A 75-year-old woman is dead after being trapped in a house fire in Randallstown. By the time the first units arrived, the house in the 9800 block of Winands Rd. was engulfed in flames: “When they arrived, they did find that the fire was fully involved, and unfortunately we do have a fatality,” said Baltimore Co.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2018 5:50:48 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Fire crews rescue a dog that became stuck in a stream in Arbutus
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:37:26 -0800
Fire crews were able to rescue a dog that became stuck in a stream in Arbutus. The Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department was called at 3 p.m. about a dog that was stuck and struggling in a stream near the 800 block of Warwick Ave. Firefighters and a swiftwater rescue team responded to the scene. They were able to find the dog, and rescue it from the East Branch Herbert Run.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 2:37:26 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
2 dead in partial building collapse at Baltimore Amazon warehouse
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 10:05:08 -0700
Two people were killed after Friday night's partial building collapse at an Amazon warehouse in southeast Baltimore. Severe storms with strong winds tore through much of Maryland on Friday evening. The National Weather Service determined Saturday that the Baltimore City/County storm damage resulted from an EF-1 tornado.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2018 10:05:08 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore
Cockeysville EMT dies of unknown causes
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Brent M. Cordry, a Johns Hopkins registered nurse and volunteer emergency medical technician in Cockeysville, died of undetermined causes Oct. 25 at a neighbor’s home in Mays Chapel. He was 30. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Burton “Neil” Cordry, a salesman, and his wife Gwendolyn Smith, a nurse.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
Maryland firefighters' survey finds support among legislative candidates
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:10:40 -0700
There was some good news for first responders in a survey conducted this fall among candidates for state and federal offices by the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, and that was overwhelming support for their issues among those candidates who responded. But the number of candidates responding was a bit low.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 3:10:40 PM - SOURCE: Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Neighborly dispute ends in Nanjemoy house fire and arson charges
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 05:54:11 -0800
A Deputy State Fire Marshal has arrested a Nanjemoy man who intentionally set fire to a one story single family dwelling in Nanjemoy. The residence is owned by Stephen Stone. On November 3, 2018, at approximately 10:26 am, approximately 35 firefighters from Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments, responded to a one alarm fire located on the 12000 block of Woodbury Road that caused approximately $200,000 in total damages.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 5:54:11 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
Prince George's County Firefighter Charged in Pennsylvania Arson
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
A Maryland firefighter is on administrative leave after he was arrested and charged with arson in Pennsylvania. Prince George's County firefighter and medic Lt. Sean Christopher Roth was arrested on Friday in York County, Pennsylvania, in connection to an arson on Aug. 29, the Prince George's County Fire Department said.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC Washington
Princess Anne house fire leaves several homeless
Sat, 03 Nov 2018 18:20:32 -0700
A fire forced residents of a Princess Anne home out Saturday afternoon. Emergency officials were unable to give an exact number of residents who had lost their home in the fire, but several people lived at the apartment house at 11790 Beechwood Street. All got out safely. A resident ran around the block to alert firefighters to the fire around 4:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2018 6:20:32 PM - SOURCE: Delmarva Now
Obituary: Garyton Colvard Echols, Jr., Retired La Plata Fire Chief
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Garyton Colvard Echols, Jr., 85, of LaPlata, MD passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018, surrounded by family at Hospice of Charles County. Born October 17, 1933, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Garyton Colvard and Christine Combs Echols. He moved to LaPlata in 1958 with his wife Carol raising a family of six children.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Maryland Independent
One dies in Calvert County house fire
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 06:19:35 -0700
Deputy State Fire Marshals are conducting an origin and cause investigation of an evening fire that occurred on November 1, 2018, in a one story single family dwelling located at 8916 Erie Avenue in North Beach. The property is owned by Reba Childs. However, the house was a rental and there were two occupants currently living at the residence.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 6:19:35 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
3 firefighters taken to the hospital after firetruck crashes in Prince George's County
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700
Three firefighters were taken to the hospital Wednesday after a firetruck and a van crashed into each other in Prince George's County. The crash involved a civilian work van and a Fire Engine from West Lanham Hills Station 848. The firefighters were taken to an area hospital for evaluation and check-up.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV Fox 45 Baltimore
University of Maryland researcher part of team investigating health risks among wildfire fighters
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 14:31:28 -0700
A University of Maryland researcher is part of a team that landed a $1.5 million award through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to investigate health effects among firefighters who battle wildland blazes. Michael Gollner, a UMD associate professor with the Department of Fire Protection Engineering, will co-lead a research effort to quantify the pulmonary and cardiovascular health consequences to firefighters exposed to wildland fire smoke.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2018 2:31:28 PM - SOURCE: Baltimore Business Journal

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