Maryland State Fire Marshal

Cars sit ina lot at an Avis rental car branch in Manhattan on January 2, 2013 in New York City. Avis Budget Group announced January 2, that it has agreed to buy the car-sharing pioneer Zipcar for $500 million in cash. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Fake Bomb Evacuates Maryland Car Rental Facility

The Maryland State Fire Marshal says a fake bomb device forced the evacuation of an Avis car rental facility in Anne Arundel County.


File photo of firetruk. (Credit: Prince George's County Fire)

Maryland Fire Deaths Decrease in 2012

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says fire-related deaths in the state fell by 22 percent last year.