Daily Dispatch: Maryland News
Baltimore County Fire Chief Preis to Retire
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Two more top Baltimore County officials are leaving as County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. sets up his new administration. Fire Chief Kyrle Preis and planning director Andrea van Arsdale announced this week that they are retiring. They were two of the department heads who were not included in a list of appointments and reappointments that Olszewski sent to the Baltimore County Council last week.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
Fatal house fire in Greensboro under investigation
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:31:28 -0800
Deputy State Fire Marshals are investigating a house fire that has claimed the life of one. We’re told the Greensboro Police Department discovered the remnants of a fire at around 2:45 PM Wednesday while responding to a welfare check. They say the fire happened in an apartment located at 207 Maple Avenue, in the Maple Village Apartment complex.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 2:31:28 PM - SOURCE: WMDT-TV 47 Delmarva
Man in critical condition after struck by Garrison ambulance
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
A man was taken to Shock Trauma in critical but stable condition Wednesday night after he was struck by an ambulance while trying to cross the street in Garrison. Baltimore County police said they received a call at 8:24 p.m. for a crash involving a Garrison Fire Station ambulance. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Reisterstown Road, just before McDonogh Road.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore
Update: Severna Park Church Fire Causes $125K Damage
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:49:42 -0800
A fire at a Severna Park church Wednesday morning caused $125,000 in damage, county officials say. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at the Church of God at 233 Ritchie Highway at 7:56 a.m., the Anne Arundel County Fire Department wrote in a news release. Responders found smoke coming from the roof of the church, the department said, and a fire originating from the side of the building.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 7:49:42 AM - SOURCE: Severna Park Patch.com
Wicomico garage fire causes $50,000 in damage
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:44:50 -0800
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says it is investigating a garage fire in Mardela Springs that caused an estimated $50,000 in damage. Sharptown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at 11281 San Domingo Road at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, the fire marshal said in a release.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 6:44:50 AM - SOURCE: Delmarva Now
Retired Baltimore County Firefighter Served His Community For 37 Years, Continues To Serve Smiles With His Own Truck
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:18:06 -0800
John Purkey III spent 37 years in the Baltimore County Fire Department. When he retired in 2012 he decided to continue to do what he loves and he bought a fire engine. “People ask me, is that your fire engine? How do you get one? I went on Ebay and I found this engine and i said i was going to buy it.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 2:18:06 PM - SOURCE: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
Ambulance, police car involved in crashes near Hampton
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Two people, including a police officer, were injured in a series of crashes Tuesday afternoon near Hampton, Baltimore County police said. County police said a tow truck and a passenger car were involved in a crash around noon at Dulaney Valley Road and East Seminary Avenue. Police said an ambulance responding to the scene was struck by a vehicle that was trying to pass a fire truck.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore
Unattended candle in Salisbury causes fire; grandmother, baby safe
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:52:26 -0800
A preliminary report from the Office of the State Fire Marshal said an unattended candle caused a house fire on Camden Avenue. Firefighters responded to the fire at 705 Camden Ave. in Salisbury around 11 a.m. Tuesday and found a grandmother and baby on a second-floor exterior balcony, according to a Salisbury Fire Department Facebook post.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 10:52:26 AM - SOURCE: Delmarva Now
House fire displaces two people in Damascus
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:30:21 -0800
Montgomery County Fire officials say a heating source is the cause of a house fire that displaced two in Damascus, Maryland today. The fire broke out on the 26,000 block of Purdum Road. 2 people were in the home at the time, And luckily there were no serious injuries reported. It took about 60 firefighters to contain the fire, and officials say there was a significant amount of damage to the house.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 10:30:21 PM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
Fire crews respond to a fire at Severna Park church
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:36:32 -0800
Anne Arundel County firefighters responded to a small fire at Severna Park Church of God early Wednesday morning. Fire crews located and extinguished the fire within 20 minutes. No injuries have been reported at this time.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 6:36:32 AM - SOURCE: WBFF-TV Fox 45 Baltimore
Bay District Volunteer Fire Department receives Class 2 ISO rating
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 02:24:20 -0800
The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department is proud to announce that we have received notification of our Public Protection Classification (PPC®) (ISO classification) changed from a Class 3 to a Class 2. Insurance Services Office (ISO), has a system for determining the price of fire insurance in a community through a 1 to 10 classification system.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 2:24:20 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
Fatal House Fire in La Plata
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:48:05 -0800
Deputy State Fire Marshals are conducting an origin and cause investigation of late night fire that occurred on Sunday, December 9, in a one story commercial building. The property is South Winds Motel, located at 6365 Crain Highway in La Plata. The owner of the property is Timothy Hart. The 911 call was received at approximately 11:21 p.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 11:48:05 AM - SOURCE: Southern Maryland Online
Centreville stove malfunction causes fire
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:59:33 -0800
A malfunctioning wood burning stove caused a fire Sunday night, Dec. 9, that damaged a manufactured home on Thisitville Circle, according to the Maryland Fire Marshal’s Office. Owners Gilbert and Tina Johnson discovered the fire about 10:57 p.m. Goodwill Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at the one-story, metal-frame pole building.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 3:59:33 AM - SOURCE: My Eastern Shore
Families honor fallen firefighters in annual Emmitsburg tree lighting ceremony
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 06:06:40 -0800
Families across the country came together in Emmitsburg, Maryland to remember their fallen firefighter who died on duty. This might look like your average decorated Christmas tree, but for many it means a lot more “The holiday season is a time of the year that we associate with joy, expectation, and wonder.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2018 6:06:40 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV
Sutphin Lumber Company saw mill destroyed in MechnanicsvilIe fire
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:26:15 -0800
A overnight fire caused an estimated half-million dollars worth of damage at a commercial lumbar yard, Friday, Dec. 7. At approximately 1:42 a.m., units led by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the Sutphin Lumber Company located on 28540 Thompson Corner Road, Mechanicsville for the report of a fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2018 10:26:15 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
Small basement fire in Hagerstown displaces residents
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:17:18 -0800
Hagerstown firefighters responded Sunday afternoon to a fire in a basement at 500 1/2 Mitchell Avenue, officials said. A spokesman for the Hagerstown Fire Department said firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, which was reported at about 4 p.m. Although it was a small fire, people living in the home will probably not be able to stay there for several nights until repairs can be made, the spokesman said.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2018 6:17:18 PM - SOURCE: Hagerstown Herald-Mail
Anne Arundel County Firefighters Train for Active Shooters
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
Gary Mathis held out his arm Thursday as a member of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department painted the left side of his chest with thick, red makeup to give him the appearance of having a gunshot wound. The fake blood and gel sat atop a scar he already had from his previous experience as a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Baltimore Sun
One sent to trauma after house fire in Owings
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:51:29 -0800
A woman was flown to a trauma center during the early hours of Wednesday, Dec. 5 after suffering injuries from a house fire in Owings. At approximately 1:15 a.m., crews responded to the 9100 block of Easy Street, Owings for the report of a house fire. Units led by the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department (NBVFD) arrived on the scene of a two-story single family home with heavy fire showing.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 9:51:29 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
No one injured in Bowersox Road blaze in Westminster
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
It took firefighters from Winfield, New Windsor and at least 10 other fire companies more than an hour to control a house fire Thursday in the 1600 block of Bowersox Road. “In fire department terminology, we had heavy fire conditions on arrival on the second floor,” said Chief Mark Davis of the Winfield volunteer fire company said.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Carroll County Times
Camper fire under investigation in Avenue
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:50:12 -0800
Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a RV Camper, Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Avenue. At approximately 12:15 p.m., crews responded to the 38300 block of Hatchet Thicket Road, Avenue after a passerby discovered a RV camper on fire. Units from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department arrived and quickly controlled the fire in five minutes.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 11:50:12 AM - SOURCE: Bay Net
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