Daily Dispatch: Maryland News
Salisbury Fire Department receives grant to enhance marine and dive operations
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:17:40 -0800
The Salisbury Fire Department is now one step closer to fully funding two critical projects for the department that will help them on the water. 47 ABC met with Deputy Fire Chief Jim Gladwell Wednesday who tells us a recent Port Security Grant worth more than $40,000 from the federal government will help take their marine and dive operations to the next level.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 10:17:40 PM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Stevensville United Communities VFD recognizes members
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:53:58 -0800
United Communities Volunteer Fire Department honored its members for their commitment and celebrated its improved EMS response rate during the annual awards banquet Saturday night, Jan. 13, at the Kent Island Elks Lodge. United Communities President Ron Siarnicki welcomed everyone and asked for a moment of silence to remember Auxiliary member Lisa Riker, who died in 2018.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 5:53:58 PM - SOURCE: My Eastern Shore
Wicomico Co. house fire ruled accidental
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:31:29 -0800
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Wicomico County house fire that broke out Wednesday morning was accidental. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 AM, at a home located at 503 Douglas Road in Salisbury. We’re told it took 30 firefighters approximately 40 minutes to control the blaze. Officials from the State Fire Marshal’s Office say the fire began in the chimney of the home.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 4:31:29 PM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Dog Rescued After Falling Into Icy Pond in Upper Marlboro
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:48:01 -0800
Prince George’s County firefighters helped rescue a dog that fell through an icy pond in Upper Marlboro. Buddy the Doberman fell through the thin ice in the 11100 block of Matoaponi Road in Brandywine. The 100-pound doberman is fine and recovering. He was returned to his owners.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 11:48:01 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Salisbury house fire on Booth Street results in the death of two dogs
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:33:57 -0800
Shortly after 9 AM Tuesday morning, a house fire broke out on Booth Street in Salisbury, right near Chipman Elementary. This intense blaze completely destroyed the house. The occupants were not home, so luckily no one was injured but unfortunately two dogs died at the scene. All of Salisbury’s stations were dispatched and the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department came to help.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 4:33:57 PM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Cambridge house fire: $110,000 in damages
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:42:30 -0800
Crews say a boiler malfunction caused $110,000 worth of damage to a home, Tuesday morning. Firefighters from Cambridge, Hurlock, Secretary and East New Market Fire departments responded to Fairmount Avenue, around 9:30 a.m. It took 65 firefighters about an hour to control the blaze. Investigators say the home’s boiler, inside a utility closet, wasn’t working properly and caused the fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 5:42:30 PM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Update: Waldorf Storage facility fire remains under investigation
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:46:49 -0800
A fire Saturday morning, Jan. 12 at Economy Storage in Waldorf resulted in $750,000, with most of the loss being the contents of 42 storage units that sustained damage, state officials reported. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office reported three firefighters were injured battling the two-alarm blaze off Leonardtown Road.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 7:46:49 PM - SOURCE: Bay Net
6 MD Deaths prompt reminder on winter fire safety tips
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:51:13 -0800
So far this winter six Maryland residents have died in house fires, and authorities say most of the victims did not have working smoke alarms in their homes. On Friday the Maryland state fire marshal issued a reminder to residents to install working alarms, and safety precautions to take with fireplaces.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 6:51:13 PM - SOURCE: Dundalk Patch.com
Fire destroys Elk Neck home, kills dogs
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:14:11 -0800
A fire that destroyed an Elk Neck residence early Saturday morning and killed two pet dogs, caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, according to fire officials. A neighbor called 911 shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday after discovering the fire at a home in the unit block of Justice Way, fire officials reported.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 12:14:11 AM - SOURCE: Elkton Cecil Whig
Major fire at economy storage in Waldorf damages 42 Units
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:38:32 -0800
Economy Storage, located at 3325 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, Charles County, suffered a major fire Saturday morning around 6:14 a.m. The two alarm fire took 75 firefighters from Waldorf VFD an hour to bring under control. Damages are estimated at $250,000 to the structure and $500,000 to the contents.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 6:38:32 AM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland Online
Construction equipment burned in early morning fire in Great Mills
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:21:50 -0800
Three Peterbilt dump trucks (a 2005, 2007, and 2016) and a 2002 Gradall were heavily damaged in a fire which occurred just before 2 a.m. Monday. The equipment was located at APF Construction Company, 20475 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, St. Mary's County. The damage is estimated at $340,000. There were no injuries or deaths.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 6:21:50 AM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland Online
Fire causes 'significant' damage to Annapolis nail salon
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:01:47 -0800
An Annapolis nail salon is left with $5,000 to $10,000 in water damage after a storage room fire set off a sprinkler, a fire department spokesperson said. Firefighters were called to a Safeway store on the 1700 block of Forest Drive shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, Cpt. Phil Morris said. Crews were responding to a “water flow alarm” at the grocery store, Morris said.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 1:01:47 PM - SOURCE: CapitalGazette.com
Man's body found inside Maryland Church that caught on fire.
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 14:59:09 -0800
An autopsy will be performed after a man’s body was discovered inside a Maryland church building that had caught on fire. Prince George’s County firefighters arrived early Saturday at the Celestial Church of Christ in Riverdale after receiving an emergency call and found the one-story building on fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 2:59:09 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Board talks snow removal; designated Charles County fire marshal
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 02:04:51 -0800
With a full agenda, the Board of Charles County Commissioners sat down for their first meeting of 2019 Tuesday, Jan. 8. Coincidentally, a piece of information that came before the commissioners was a briefing by the Department of Public Works, regarding inclement weather and snow removal policies that are in place for Charles County.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 2:04:51 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
RV strikes propane tank, causes explosion and injures one in Lusby
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 01:50:16 -0800
Police are investigating and firefighters are on the scene after an RV struck a propane tank, which caused an explosion and injured one person in Lusby on Friday. Though rumors initially spread on social media that the explosion felt by residents in Chesapeake Ranch Estates was caused by a plane crash, Capt.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 1:50:16 AM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland Newspapers
Funkstown CRS' rescue squad no longer running calls
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 12:32:00 -0800
Community Rescue Service benched its rescue squad at the end of the year as the nonprofit tries to be more efficient and responsible with its staffing and financing, Assistant Chief Robert Buck said. More emergency-service companies in the community now have a rescue squad or carry similar tools to that carried on the vehicle, and CRS’ call volume for the vehicle has decreased, Buck said.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2019 12:32:00 PM - SOURCE: Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Anne Arundel boat fire destroys live-aboard home
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:00:32 -0800
A boat caught fire at Holiday Hill Marina on the Rhode River Friday evening, and the man who lives aboard the boat is now without a home. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department says a passerby noticed a 35-40 foot boat, tied up to the pier, on fire around 5 p.m. Friday, January 11. Luckily no one was on board at the time.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 3:00:32 PM - SOURCE: Chesapeake Boating
Family of seven displaced after fire at Maryland City home
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 01:45:02 -0800
A family of seven was displaced and an Anne Arundel County firefighter was injured by a fire in Maryland City on Saturday afternoon, county fire officials said. The call came at 1:48 p.m. reporting a fire at 409 Old Line Avenue and children trapped in the one-story, single-family home, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2019 1:45:02 AM - SOURCE: CapitalGazette.com
One killed in Rising Sun-area house fire in Cecil County
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:17:17 -0800
A woman was killed early Friday morning when a blaze ripped through a residence near Rising Sun — marking the second fatal house fire in Cecil County in five days, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Investigators have not released the name and age of the woman who perished in the fire, which occurred in the unit block of Mason Dixon Court, north of Rising Sun.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 6:17:17 AM - SOURCE: Elkton Cecil Whig
Motorcycle crash kills 1 on I-97 in Crownsville
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:10:18 -0800
A 58-year-old man was killed Wednesday in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 97 in Crownsville. Firefighters responded to a report of a crash about 5:33 a.m. on northbound I-97 North near Hawkins Road, an Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman wrote in a release. Witnesses told investigators that a man driving a motorcycle veered off the roadway and flipped his vehicle before coming to a rest at the guardrail.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 1:10:18 PM - SOURCE: CapitalGazette.com

rssfeedwidget.com