Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The blaze reportedly began around 1:30 p.m.
Firefighters from Anne Arundel County and surrounding jurisdictions battled a large brush fire Wednesday afternoon in the Laurel/Maryland City/Russett area. WBAL reports that the fire started around 1:30 p.m. in the 8200 block of Water Lily Way, which is adjacent to the woods of the Oxbow Lake Nature Preserve. According to WJLA, the blaze was sparked at Bacontown Park beforing spreading to the neighboring woods. The fire was eventually contained to seven to ten acres before being fully extinguished. NBC4's Mark Seagraves tweeted this image of firefighters battling the blaze, while photographer Samuel Davis took this shot of a BWI Airport Fire Department Truck on the scene. Units from Howard County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Talbot …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Investigators believe the blaze may have been sparked by a discarded cigarette.
A fire that broke out Monday afternoon at a Maryland City Popeyes caused an estimated $50,000 of damage, Anne Arundel County officials said. According to AAFD spokesman Keith Swindle, firefighters responded to a report of flames at the restarurant (3388 Laurel-Ft. Meade Rd.) around 1 p.m. When units arrived, they found smoke pouring from the building. It took about half an hour for 26 firefighters from Fort Meade and Anne Arundel, Howard, and Prince George’s counties to bring the blaze under control, Swindle said in a statement. Investigators believe the fire was likely begun by "discarded smoking material" in a bed of mulch next to the building, Swindle added. No injuries were reported in the incident. Popeyes will remain closed for an "…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Firefighters rescued at least three drivers at intersections in Maryland City and Glen Burnie.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is warning of road closures as a result of flooding from Wednesday's heavy rains, and said it has rescued at least three stranded drivers. Division Chief Keith Swindle, a spokesman for the department, said firefighters responded twice Thursday morning to reports of stranded cars at the intersection of Whiskey Bottom Road and Brock Bridge Road in Maryland City. The first call came at 2:30 a.m. and a second came at 7 a.m. In both instances, crews rescued one driver and there were no reports of injuries. Swindle also said the department rescued a driver at about 7 a.m. at the intersection of Hammonds Ferry Road and Interstate 695. Those intersections remained closed as of Thursday morning, and Swindle…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Officials say the owner of a mobile home on Zona Street died when flames engulfed the structure on Jan. 2.
Anne Arundel County officials have released the identity of the man killed in a Jan. 2 residential fire in Maryland City. Authorities said Steven Bradley Herman Sr., 55, died when his residence on Zona Road in the Parkway Village Mobile Home became engulfed by flames. Herman's obituary identifies him as an avid outdoorsman and Baltimore native who moved to the Laurel area 25 years ago. He is survived by his wife, two sisters, three children, and six grandchildren. Emergency responders were called to Bradley's address around 8:26 a.m. on the morning of the blaze, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Firefighters worked put out the inferno and conduct a search and rescue operation of the double-wide mobile home, but the fire…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The blaze broke out on Zona Street around 8:30 a.m.
One person is dead after flames tore through a home in Maryland City Wednesday morning, authorities said. The blaze broke out around 8:30 a.m. in a mobile home on Zona Street just off of Brock Bridge Road. Anne Arundel County fire officials told WBAL that crews arriving on scene heard explosions inside, possibly caused by ammunition going off. WUSA captured overhead video of the blaze, which fully engulfed the home. No other injuries were reported in the fire. The name of the victim has not yet been released. Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The lone victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Update, 5:09 p.m.: Anne Arundel County police have released several security camera stills of the suspect from Wednesday's Laurel/Maryland City Walmart shooting (visible in the gallery at right). Update, 12:17 p.m.: Anne Arundel County police say the suspect in Wednesday morning's shooting outside the Laurel/Maryland City Walmart had robbed the store moments before he fired on an employee. According to police, an unidentified man entered the store early Wednesday, approached a Walmart associate, and demanded money. The employee complied, turning over an undisclosed amount of store funds. The employee was then forced outside into the parking lot, police said, where the suspect reportedly shot him and fled. Officers from the AAPD's western …