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July 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
An explosion and fire leveled three buildings, including a five-unit apartment house Saturday, killing one woman, injuring 34 others and causing $2 million in damage, a fire official said. The six-alarm fire caused the "total collapse" of three buildings and damaged a dozen others, according to Deputy State Fire Marshal Bob Thomas. A tenant from one of the buildings, Susan Monsoon, 43, was found dead under tons of rubble 12 hours after the 9 a.m. explosion.
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August 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Underground gas explosions blew off at least three manhole covers and forced officials to close streets in Baltimore for several hours. Tripropylene gas--the same substance that burned in a downtown tunnel derailment last month--accumulated in storm drains near the city's Inner Harbor, officials said. There were no injuries and no aboveground damage reported. A CSX Transportation tanker filled with tripropylene burned after a derailment inside the tunnel July 18.
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April 15, 1988 | United Press International
Officials on Thursday were investigating the possibility of arson in a seven-alarm fire, fueled by exploding oil barrels, that caused an estimated $10 million in damage to a waterfront industrial area. The fire, which began Wednesday night in the Fells Point area on Baltimore's harbor, destroyed three businesses and was not declared under control until eight hours later, fire Capt. Pat Flynn said.
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September 12, 1995 | From Associated Press
A bomb blew up a van in the parking lot of a shopping mall Monday, killing five people and shaking homes for blocks. The 6 p.m. explosion in the parking lot of the Middlesex Shopping Center blew the van's glove compartment a half-mile away, Police Officer J. L. Taylor said. "Investigators found some explosive material around the car," said Baltimore County Police Capt. Brian Uppercue. "They know it wasn't a gas-tank explosion."
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February 19, 1990 | Associated Press
An explosion and fire, apparently caused by a gas leak, ripped through a three-story motel Sunday morning and killed at least four people. Some guests escaped by jumping out of windows, authorities said. At least 10 people were injured and one woman was missing and feared trapped in the rubble. Officials said that at the time of the blast, utility crews were on the way to the motel to deal with a reported leak from a natural gas line.
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September 12, 1995 | From Associated Press
A bomb blew up a van in the parking lot of a shopping mall Monday, killing five people and shaking homes for blocks. The 6 p.m. explosion in the parking lot of the Middlesex Shopping Center blew the van's glove compartment a half-mile away, Police Officer J. L. Taylor said. "Investigators found some explosive material around the car," said Baltimore County Police Capt. Brian Uppercue. "They know it wasn't a gas-tank explosion."
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January 20, 1995 | Associated Press
A powerful explosion ripped through a house near where a contractor was working Thursday, reducing it to a smoldering pile of steel girders and timbers and damaging up to 50 homes nearby. The explosion in the vacant home tore out the sides of other houses in the bedroom community about 30 miles northwest of Baltimore, blew out windows and toppled chimneys, state Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said. He said a contractor with a cable television company ruptured a natural gas line.
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August 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Underground gas explosions blew off at least three manhole covers and forced officials to close streets in Baltimore for several hours. Tripropylene gas--the same substance that burned in a downtown tunnel derailment last month--accumulated in storm drains near the city's Inner Harbor, officials said. There were no injuries and no aboveground damage reported. A CSX Transportation tanker filled with tripropylene burned after a derailment inside the tunnel July 18.
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January 1, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A bomb exploded in the garage of a Brazilian Embassy lawyer early Saturday, killing her son and three friends who apparently were tinkering with the device, police said. The blast, which occurred at about 3:10 a.m., blew doors and windows out of the garage and hurled one of the youths into the driveway of the home rented by Vera Machado, the legal counselor for the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, police said.
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January 20, 1995 | Associated Press
A powerful explosion ripped through a house near where a contractor was working Thursday, reducing it to a smoldering pile of steel girders and timbers and damaging up to 50 homes nearby. The explosion in the vacant home tore out the sides of other houses in the bedroom community about 30 miles northwest of Baltimore, blew out windows and toppled chimneys, state Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said. He said a contractor with a cable television company ruptured a natural gas line.
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July 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
An explosion and fire leveled three buildings, including a five-unit apartment house Saturday, killing one woman, injuring 34 others and causing $2 million in damage, a fire official said. The six-alarm fire caused the "total collapse" of three buildings and damaged a dozen others, according to Deputy State Fire Marshal Bob Thomas. A tenant from one of the buildings, Susan Monsoon, 43, was found dead under tons of rubble 12 hours after the 9 a.m. explosion.
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February 19, 1990 | Associated Press
An explosion and fire, apparently caused by a gas leak, ripped through a three-story motel Sunday morning and killed at least four people. Some guests escaped by jumping out of windows, authorities said. At least 10 people were injured and one woman was missing and feared trapped in the rubble. Officials said that at the time of the blast, utility crews were on the way to the motel to deal with a reported leak from a natural gas line.
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January 1, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A bomb exploded in the garage of a Brazilian Embassy lawyer early Saturday, killing her son and three friends who apparently were tinkering with the device, police said. The blast, which occurred at about 3:10 a.m., blew doors and windows out of the garage and hurled one of the youths into the driveway of the home rented by Vera Machado, the legal counselor for the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, police said.
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April 15, 1988 | United Press International
Officials on Thursday were investigating the possibility of arson in a seven-alarm fire, fueled by exploding oil barrels, that caused an estimated $10 million in damage to a waterfront industrial area. The fire, which began Wednesday night in the Fells Point area on Baltimore's harbor, destroyed three businesses and was not declared under control until eight hours later, fire Capt. Pat Flynn said.
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