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In the Shadows of the Flames Cover Art
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In the Shadows of the Flames

In the Shadows of the Flames, (© 2013 Joseph B. Ross, Jr.) is about the Baltimore Riots, which started on a Saturday evening, April 6, 1968 and lasted for four days and nights. In the Shadows…is a story of perseverance and struggle endured by police, fire fighters, soldiers, government officials and citizens who confronted violent and angry mobs. They fought to put an end to the disobedience and vandalism that swarmed inner city streets leaving a path of destruction and plight in its wake. The book also covers the dismal events leading up to the riots, and the social setbacks and scars left from a Baltimore in conflict.

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Welcome to Arundel Burning!
The Arundel Burning website is dedicated to the history of fire fighting and companion fire protection efforts in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and its neighboring jurisdictions.

The mission of Arundel Burning is to present fire fighting history through books, articles, pictures, video and other sources of information.

About the Arundel Park Fire
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The Maryland Oyster Roast Fire of 1956

"Arundel Burning is a hard hitting, yet compassionate story of what went wrong and what went right in a tragic fire that killed eleven and injured hundreds. Sadly, the same mistakes are being repeated today and Chief Joe Ross has written the book that should be read by everyone who cares about fire prevention as well as fire fighting."
- Hal Bruno
Contributing Editor, Firehouse Magazine

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Inside the Arundel Park Fire
Arundel Park 3D provides a computer generated graphic of the building based on information from the offical reports. There is also an operations map that indicates where the various responding apparatus were located and positioned that evening. By clicking the individual apparatus boxes at the bottom of the map, a picture of the unit appears.
Read More: About the Arundel Park Fire and View Diagrams Based on Offical Reports
Inside the Tru Fit Clothing Store Fire

This tragic fire occurred in Baltimore City in February 1955. Division Chief Donald Heinbuch, BCFD, was kind enough to provide two documents about the fire. The first, a four page article by Chief Heinbuch entitlted "Trufit Clothing Company Fire - 50th Anniversary, and the second, BCFD Official Anniversary Booklet which contains pictures and a three page article by V.B. Morris.
BCFD Division Chief Heinbuch Article: Tru Fit Clothing Store Fire (.pdf)
Tru Fit Clothing Store Fire Anniversary Booklet (.pdf)
Baltimore Sun: 6 Firemen Killed Here