Daily Dispatch: Maryland News
4 firefighters transported after early morning blaze damages home in Upper Marlboro area of Prince George's County
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Several firefighters were transported early Friday morning after battling a house fire in Prince George's County. The fire was reported around 4 a.m. in the 10900 block of Dower House Court in Upper Marlboro. Officials say one firefighter fell through a hole on the first floor but was able to escape without injuries.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTTG-TV FOX 5 DC
Chemical Spill Reported At Rosedale Business, Fire Crews On Scene
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:00:37 -0800
Baltimore County fire crews are on scene of a chemical spill at a Rosedale business. Firefighters were called to the 7400 block of Pulaski Highway Friday morning after approximately 40 gallons of chemicals spilled on the floor of a business. Fire crews are assessing the hazard. No injuries are reported at this time.
- PUB DATE: 2/21/2020 6:00:37 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Update: Stephen Williams Charged In February 9 Baltimore House Fire That Injured 9 People
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:59:30 -0800
Police have arrested a suspect in the house fire that injured nine people on February 9, they announced Thursday. Stephen Williams, 27, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, malicious destruction of property and second-degree assault. Three children, two Baltimore City Police officers and four other adults were injured in the fire in the 5100 block of Plainfield Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 8:59:30 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Firefighter Gets Minor Burns From Sykesville House Fire
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:15:33 -0800
Crews were on the scene early Wednesday morning fighting a house fire in Sykesville. The fire broke out in a house in the 800 block of Caren Drive, the Sykesville Volunteer Fire Department tweeted out at around 3 a.m. The roof was on fire, spreading damage to other parts of the second floor. One firefighter was treated for a minor burn, the department said.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 8:15:33 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Garage Fire in Dunkirk
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters in Calvert, Anne Arundel and Prince Georges County responded to 1810 Inverness Way in Dunkirk, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find smoke showing from a 2-story detached garage The units quickly knocked down the fire and checked for extension in the roof and walls.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland News
BGE working to repair gas leak in Annapolis Walk community
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
BGE is working on repairing a gas leak after Annapolis Fire was dispatched to the Annapolis Walk community for a gas odor on Wednesday. At around 11:45 a.m. Annapolis Fire were dispatched, and upon arrival, encountered a strong odor near the residences. After entering the buildings, they found there was gas inside.
- PUB DATE: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore
Montgomery County seeks to shorten ER wait times for ambulance patients
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Just because you call an ambulance in Montgomery County, Maryland, that doesn’t mean you’ll skip the lobby wait in the emergency room. Maryland’s ER wait times — the time spent in the emergency room before being admitted to the hospital or being sent home — are the longest in the country: an average of 376 minutes, in the latest data, from 2017.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOP-AM 1500 Washington
Fire Heavily Damages Caroline County Home
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:57:48 -0800
Authorities have ruled as accidental a fire that caused more than $100,000 in damage to a home in Caroline County. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the fire broke out shortly before 8 a.m. at the one story home located at 15396 Union Road in Goldsboro. The home's occupant was alerted to the fire by the smoke alarm, and escaped without injury.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 1:57:48 PM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
French Connection: Exchange firefighters train with Salisbury Fire Department
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 01:48:55 -0800
French firefighters are training, observing and answering calls alongside members of the Salisbury Fire Department this month as part of a tradition dating back to 1993 that has become known as The French Connection. But unlike the 1971 film about heroin smuggling from the French port of Marseilles to New York, these imports are considered a very welcome addition.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 1:48:55 AM - SOURCE: Salisbury Independent
Region: Investigators reveal causes of 2 deadly DC house fires that killed 2 women
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Investigators have pinpointed the causes of two deadly D.C. house fires that happened within nearly a week of each other. A fire Monday night in a duplex on 10th Street in Northeast D.C. started when an extension cord overheated. D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo said the cord was used to plug in a portable heater that should have been plugged directly into a wall outlet.
- PUB DATE: 2/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOP-AM 1500 Washington
2-Year-Old, 3 Others Injured After Crash On Westbound 665 In Annapolis
Sat, 15 Feb 2020 14:44:30 -0800
Three people were critically injured and a 2-year-old was sent to the hospital Saturday after a crash shut down an Annapolis highway, Anne Arundel County Fire officials said. Officials received a call for a report of an accident shortly before 2 p.m. on Westbound 665 at Route 50. When firefighters arrived, they found two vehicles had been involved in an accident, one of which was overturned, with three people trapped inside.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2020 2:44:30 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Region: Elderly woman dies after fire breaks out in DC home without smoke alarms
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A woman is dead after a fire broke out in a Northeast D.C. home late Monday night, D.C. fire officials said. A D.C. Fire unit noticed smoke in the area of 10th Street and Crittenden Street while on a fuel run. The crew found a two-story duplex on fire in the 4800 block of 10th Street and radioed for help, according to tweets from officials.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV 9 DC
Driver left with life-threatening injuries after car veers off of Montgomery County road, falls into embankment
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A driver in Laytonsville, Maryland was left with life-threatening injuries after their car swerved off a road and down into an embankment Sunday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the intersection of Laytonsville Road/Md.Route 108 and Rocky Road around 2 a.m. for a single-vehicle crash.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV 9 DC
Anne Arundel County man suffers burns to 80% of his body after liquid accelerant incident
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A Crofton, Maryland, man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after suffering severe burns to most of his body Sunday morning. The 62-year-old man was trying to burn debris inside a barrel in his backyard in the 500 block of Sulton Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Lt. Michael Mayo with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said the man was using an ignitable liquid to start the fire, which caused it to spread to his clothes and body.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOP-AM 1500 Washington
Dog dies in College Park fire
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A dog is dead after a College Park home caught fire Saturday morning. Firefighters say the blaze started around 11:15 a.m. Saturday in the 4800 block of Erie St. No people were hurt in the fire, which is now out. Officials say they are investigating the cause of the fire. Five people were displaced following the fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTTG-TV MyFox 5 DC
Woman Charged After Throwing Molotov Cocktail Inside Glen Burnie Jehovah's Witnesses' Building
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:35:36 -0800
Anne Arundel County police report a woman has been arrested and charged after she threw a Molotov cocktail inside a Jehovah's Witnesses' building Thursday. Heather Alena Meisel, 43, of Halethorpe, was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder, attempted arson, malicious burning, possession and manufacturing of a destructive device, defacing a religious property and destruction of property after investigators determined she threw a Molotov cocktail inside a Jehovah's Witnesses' building last week.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 10:35:36 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-AM 1090 Baltimore
Fire baton twirler dies from burn injuries in shed fire in Kensington
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A fire baton twirler has died from her injuries Thursday after a shed fire two days ago in Kensington, Maryland. Montgomery County Police have not released the victim's identity at this time. The woman suffered significant burn injuries and was in critical condition at the time. A man suffered non-life-threatening burn injuries.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7
Malfunctioning Heater Blamed for Queen Anne's County House Fire
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
Authorities have ruled as accidental a Thursday night fire that heavily damaged a Queen Anne's County home. According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the fire started around 7:45 p.m. in a bedroom of the home at 137 Rustic Acres Lane in Queenstown. Firefighters with the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Company responded and had the fire under control in about 30 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Family of Four Escapes Salisbury Fire
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A fire broke out early Friday morning, affecting a family of four in Salisbury. Fire officials responded to the 600 block of Fitzwater Street just before 1:30 a.m. on Valentine's Day. Officials say two adults and two children were evacuated from the first floor on the row home. Officials say someone does live on the above floor but they say they were not home at the time.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOC-TV CBS 16 Salisbury
Follow Up: Baltimore Business Owner Sentenced For Conspiring To Burn Down Building For Insurance Money
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800
A man convicted of conspiring to set fire to his Maryland business to collect insurance money has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. The office of the U.S. Attorney in Maryland says 54-year-old Demetrios Stavrakis, of Lutherville-Timonium, was sentenced Wednesday. He was also ordered to forfeit more than $15 million.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
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