November 10, 1999 |
A fire in the heart of this historic downtown community burned for hours Tuesday, damaging a restaurant and several other buildings on Main Street. No injuries were reported. Many of the burned buildings date from the 1800s. Ellicott City is about 10 miles west of Baltimore.
February 24, 1996 |
A mother accused of setting a row-house fire that killed her two young daughters and sipping a soda while it burned was convicted Friday of murder and arson. Prosecutors said Rene Aulton had hoped to get rid of her daughters, ages 2 and 4, in hopes of reviving her relationship with her boyfriend. Upon hearing the verdict, Aulton, 27, hung her head on her chest and wept silently. Prosecutors are seeking life in prison without parole at sentencing April 12.
November 11, 1995 |
Homeless people trying to stay warm accidentally set fire to an abandoned warehouse today, causing a huge blaze that destroyed the building and a neighboring business complex, authorities said. The block-long complex housed about 50 businesses, including a recording studio, a video production company, a photography studio and a graphic arts office. "We lost everything," said Michael Wells, who worked for Diamond in the Ruff, the video production company. "We were all small businesses.
February 28, 1994 |
A fire engulfed a row house, killing seven children and two adults, because the residents were burning candles after their electricity had been cut off, fire officials said Sunday. A 21-year-old woman dropped her 2-year-old son to safety from a second-floor window and then jumped, breaking her ankle, fire officials said. The only other survivor was a 14-year-old boy who told investigators that he was awakened by the heat and screamed to wake the others upstairs.
July 8, 1992 |
Arson in a two-story row house Tuesday morning killed four children, ages 2 months to 5 years, who were trapped upstairs and suffocated on thick smoke from the fire, police said.
July 8, 1991 |
The toll from a fiery explosion in a sandwich shop that destroyed two neighboring buildings and damaged several others in Perryville, Md., climbed to at least $10 million. Three more buildings, including a historic church, were condemned after the fire Saturday that killed one woman and left about 100 homeless in the town of 2,000.