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Wildfire smoke continues to bring hazy skies to Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As reported on Monday, smoke from the wildfires on the west coast is causing hazy conditions throughout Maryland. “Smoke from the western U.S. wildfires is being carried by the jet stream across the Mid-Atlantic, causing a ‘hazy’ sky,” officials with the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington said on Tuesday afternoon. “A cross-section of the air above us shows the concentration …


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Haze from west coast wildfires visible in Maryland

UPDATE: Hazy conditions persisted in Maryland on Tuesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The skies over Maryland may be a bit hazier than usual this week, and the cause may not be what one would normally expect. The National Weather Service on Monday afternoon said that smoke from the wildfires plaguing the west coast were causing hazy conditions in the …


Man arrested after attempting to blow up Middle River gas station

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a man for attempted arson in Middle River after he tried to blow up a gas station. At just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, officers responded to the Royal Farms store located in the 12500-block of Eastern Avenue (21220) for a report of a disturbance. At the scene, authorities found that …

Authorities investigating Edgewood vehicle fire

EDGEWOOD, MD—Authorities are investigating a vehicle fire that took place in Edgewood over the weekend. On Monday morning, officials from the Office of the State Fire Marshall said they were looking into a vehicle fire that occurred at around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday night behind the Home Depot, located at 2703 Pulaski Highway (21040). No one is believed to have …

Woman arrested in connection with Fallston vehicle arson

FALLSTON, MD—Deputies from the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Northeast Region arrested a woman on Friday morning in connection with a vehicle fire that occurred in Fallston on Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019. Kyra Lynn Compton, 22, of Edgewood, was arrested on charges of second-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning, and destruction of property after taking her mother’s 2007 Jeep …

Police investigating overnight vehicle fires in Bowleys Quarters as arson

Police in Baltimore County are investigating a series of overnight vehicle fires in the Bowleys Quarters area as arson. Fire units responded to four different calls for vehicle fires between the hours of 10 p.m. on Tuesday night and 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, involving damage to six vehicles. Two incidents occurred in the 400-block of Carrollwood Road, causing damage …

Crews respond to overnight apartment fire in Joppa

Fire personnel responded to an apartment fire in Joppa early on Friday morning. It marked the fourth local dwelling fire in six days, and the second in two days along Trimble Road. At just after 2 a.m., firefighters responded to a call for smoke coming from an apartment in the 300 block of Trimble Road in Joppa. Units from Joppa-Magnolia …

Overnight house fire in Joppa draws response from multiple fire companies

Crews from several local fire companies responded to a house fire in the Joppa area early Thursday morning. At just after 2 a.m., firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, and White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 400 block of Trimble Road. At the scene, crews found a …