Maryland News

Friday, May 27, 2022

Teens jumped from windows to escape 3-alarm blaze in Prince George’s County

PHOTO: Three people have been sent to the hospital, including a firefighter after a large fire at an apartment building in Lanham, Maryland. Prince George's County Fire Department crews were dispatched to a call of a fire around 1:55 a.m. in the 6800 block of Riverdale Road. Once crews arrived on scene, they found flames on the second floor of the building shooting from the roof of the apartment building. The size of the flames led to crews on the scene calling a second and third alarm, to allow for more firefighters to help put out the blaze, according to Prince George's County Public Information Officer Mike Yourishin. At one point firefighters had to leave the building and fight the fire from the outside because of the intensity of the flames, Yourishin said.
WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington DC

Exposure to Pool Chemicals Sickens 2 in West Ocean City

Two people were taken to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore after being exposed to a toxic gas while swimming in the indoor pool at Francis Scott Key Family Resort in West Ocean City, authorities said. The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office said that at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, the Ocean City Fire Department was dispatched to Francis Scott Key Family Resort's indoor pool for two persons complaining of difficulty breathing from a possible chemical leak. Upon arrival, firefighter paramedics located a 6-year-old girl and a 41-year-old woman complaining of severe difficulty breathing. Paramedics immediately requested both be transported via Maryland State Police Aviation Command Trooper 4 to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for further treatment.
WBOC-TV CBS/FOX 16 Salisbury

Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River hosts 2nd annual ‘First Responders Day’

During the coronavirus pandemic, first responders have provided a range of services for communities, and in recognition of their contributions, the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River held its second annual First Responders Appreciation Day on May 21 at the Essex Museum. The event featured personnel from the Essex Volunteer Fire Department, the Baltimore County Police Department and the Maryland Transportation Authority, along with guest John Purkey, a retired Baltimore County firefighter who showcased his famed, festively decorated fire truck, “Purkey’s Party Pumper.” Dozens of community members stopped by to thank first responders and tour the museum. “We thought this event would be a good way to pay respect back to the first responders who have been working really hard during the pandemic,” said Heritage Society president Lisa Harlow.
The Avenue News - Metered Site

Pasadena House Fire Displaces 2, Causes $400K In Damage: Officials

A Pasadena house fire displaced two adults recently and caused $400,000 in damage, county officials announced. Nobody was hurt. Neighbors reported the blaze in the 600 block of Duvall Highway around 3:42 p.m. on Tuesday. First responders said they found flames and smoke on the southeastern side of the 1.5-story, single-family home. A press release said the American Red Cross is helping the residents, who were not home during the fire. Authorities are still investigating the blaze's cause and area of origin. Officials said the house did not have any working smoke detectors. A team of 56 controlled the flames in about an hour, the release said. The Anne Arundel County Crisis Intervention Team and the Anne Arundel County Police Department were also on the scene.
Anne Arundel Daily Voice

Baltimore County Firefighters Rescue Person Trapped In Mud Near Northern Central Railroad Trail

Baltimore County firefighters rescued someone Thursday trapped in waist-deep mud near the NCR Trail. Crews were called to the 200 block of Ashland Road about 9:30 a.m. in response to someone stuck in mud under a bridge, authorities said. The fire department dispatched tactical crews who were able to remove the person by 10:30 a.m. The agency said the person was checked out by paramedics at the scene and refused further medical treatment.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Dog dies in Cecil County fire caused by unattended cooking

Unattended cooking sparked a fire that killed a dog and destroyed a home in an Elkton retirement community Tuesday evening, reported the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Fire crews responded to Woods Way, in the Village of Cecil Woods, a community for people ages 55 and older, at 10:22 p.m. May 24. The fire caused an estimated total of $120,000 in damage to the home and its contents. A dog died in the fire. The Fire Marshal's office says sleeping occupants were alerted by smoke alarms, and the fire was caused by a stove left unattended while food was cooking. About 40 firefighters responded to the incident.
WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore

Structure Fire In Waldorf Still Under Investigation

On May 21, 2022, at approximately 9:56 p.m., first responders responded to a reported structure fire located at 3403 B Whitefir Court in Waldorf. The fire was first discovered by one of the occupants on the exterior of the multi-family dwelling. All occupants were able to safely exit the building resulting in no injuries. It took a crew of 50 firefighters approximately 15 minutes to control the fire. There was also no indication of a smoke or fire alarm. The estimated total loss is $55,000, including structure and contents. The preliminary cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office.
The Bay Net

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