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Packages explode in Maryland mail rooms

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland officials say two employees opening mail at separate state office buildings had their fingers burned when they opened packages that emitted smoke and fire.

The employees were not badly hurt. State police spokesman Greg Shipley says one package was addressed to Gov. Martin O'Malley and the other to the state transportation department.

Mailrooms at other state offices across Maryland are being quarantined until it can be determined if any other packages have been sent.

Shipley says the packages did not explode but there was a flash of fire, smoke and a smell with each.

One package was opened at a state office building just blocks from the State House in downtown Annapolis. Another was opened 15 minutes later at the Maryland Department of Transportation headquarters.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland state police say no serious injuries in 2 package explosions at government buildings.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland officials say 2 packages have exploded in 2 state buildings; no word on injuries.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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