Maryland News

Friday, March 22, 2019

Emmitsburg National Fallen Firefighters Foundation continues to honor America’s fallen

Firefighters are the ones that run in when others run out. Unfortunately, sometimes they do not make it out. But a nonprofit organization in Northern Frederick County, Md., is dedicated to making sure they are not forgotten. To honor and remember - that's just part of the mission statement for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg. In 1992, Congress created the nonprofit to honor America’s fallen firefighters and help their families. Since its creation, the foundation has supported thousands as they begin the process of rebuilding their lives. "It is important for the family members to get together, to know they are not alone,” said Beverly Donlon, director of family programs. “That is the biggest investment that the foundation to provide opportunities for get together with other people who truly understand their loss."

Update: Murder, Arson Suspect Left ID, Address At Scene Of Burning RV in Glen Burnie, Police Say

Police in Maryland say a man charged with murder and arson had left a bag containing items with his name and address at the crime scene, which was roughly one mile from his home. News outlets report that investigators used the labeled items to find 35-year-old Jason Butler Nichols and arrest him in Catonsville. Charging documents also say that Nichols told authorities he was at the scene in Glen Burnie when the fire started and identified the man who was fatally beaten, 57-year-old Dennis Lee Perry Sr. Anne Arundel County police spokeswoman Sgt. Jacklyn Davis says firefighters extinguished Perry’s burning recreational vehicle on Monday and found his body inside.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Two-alarm house fire in Randallstown ’under control’

Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze for more than an hour at a dwelling in Randallstown Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman said. Units were dispatched to the house fire in the 10500 block of Liberty Road at 12:32 p.m., said Baltimore County Fire Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost. The fire was under control by 1:40 p.m., she said. Liberty Road was shut down Thursday afternoon as crews worked on the fire and cleanup. Just before 4 p.m. Armacost said fire crews were working on clearing the road. There was at least one person in the house, Armacost said, but “everybody’s out now.” Armacost said she was “not aware of any injuries.”

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Three Firefighters Injured Battling Finksburg Vacant House Fire

Three firefighters sustained minor injuries battling a vacant house fire in Carroll County Wednesday. Gamber & Community Fire Company Firefighters were called to Hughes Road around 12:58 p.m. for a reported house fire. When firefighters arrived, they found a two-story single family home on fire. Alarm systems and sprinklers were not present in the home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Office of the Stae Fire Marshal.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Frustration grows for Frederick County fire union

Frustration among firefighters in Frederick County, Md., is brewing after the president of the local fire union says improvements for working conditions are merely sitting at the desk of the county with nothing being done. "The voters spoke in support of the firefighters and with us having a voice at the table and there has been no movement what so ever,” said President of the Career Firefighters Association of Frederick County, Local 3666, Stephen Jones. Jones said nothing has been done to help change the needs for career fire and rescue services. In the 2018 election, several questions were asked on the ballot including Question D. It would amend the current Frederick County charter to allow the county career firefighters union to use collective bargaining and provide binding arbitration by a neutral party.

Update: Glen Burnie Man Charged In Murder Of Man Found In Burning RV

After a body was found inside a burning RV Monday morning, police have charged a Glen Burnie man in the homicide. Homicide detectives identified the body as Dennis Lee Perry Sr., a 57-year-old man who had been living in the RV in the area of the fire. An autopsy revealed his cause of death as blunt force trauma- a homicide. After sifting through evidence and conducting interviews, police executed several search warrants Tuesday. While searching in the 5700 block of Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, Baltimore County, Md., police found a person of interest. Jason Butler Nichols, 35, from the 300 block of Columbus Road, Glen Burnie, Md, was charged with first and second-degree murder and first and second-degree arson relating to the murder of Perry.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Frederick House Fire Causes $75K In Damages

Frederick County Fire and Rescue units were dispatched around 3:20 a.m. to a house fire in the 14400 block of Ridenour Road. Neighbors said the house had been vacant for months, and it took 20 firefighters around 25 minutes to extinguish the bulk of the fire. The homeowner arrived on scene after being called by neighbors to confirm the home had been vacant. The power company was also called due to down power wires servicing the house. The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire. The home and its contents are a total loss, fire officials said, with an estimated loss of $75,000. There were no fire department or civilian injuries.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

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