Health, Sci-Tech, Weather

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 …


Lightning strike in Rosedale elicits emergency response

ROSEDALE, MD—Fire crews responded to the scene of a lightning strike in Rosedale on Tuesday evening. At around 6 p.m., the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to The Apartments at Cambridge Court, just off of Franklin Square Drive (21237), for a reported lightning strike. Upon arrival, the lightning strike was confirmed. No smoke or fire was found in any …

Truck fire reported near Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Crews battled a commercial vehicle fire near the Nottingham area on Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported at just before 4:30 p.m. in the 9900-block of Philadelphia Road. At the scene, units from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company found a dump truck that was engulfed in flames. Crews were able to bring the fire under control. No injuries were …

Delays remain following tractor-trailer fire on I-95

UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m., the two right lanes along southbound I-95 remain closed for bridge inspection and investigation. UPDATE 3: As of 10 a.m., Several lanes along southbound I-95 remain closed for bridge inspection. UPDATE 2: The truck the caught fire was reportedly carrying mail, according to the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company. A bridge inspector has been sent …

Utility pole on fire in Perry Hall, road blocked in Carney

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Emergency personnel are responding to several local incidents as Tropical Storm Isaias treks past Maryland. At around 11:30 a.m., crews from the Baltimore County Fire Department responded to a utility pole fire in the area of Belair Road at Perry Hall Road in Perry Hall.  There has been no word on any injuries. A large tree branch is also …

Water rescue, garage fire reported in Perry Hall

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Friday night’s storm led to several incidents in the Perry Hall/Nottingham area. Crews are currently responding to a water rescue as well as a garage fire. At around 6:45 p.m., a vehicle become trapped in flood waters in the area of Belair Road at Necker Avenue.  The driver was reportedly successfully rescued from their vehicle. Lightning also struck a …

Belair Road shut down due to Perry Hall crash

UPDATE 2: After striking several objects at the gas station, the car careened out of control and overturned in front of Little Lancaster. One person was taken to a trauma center with serious injuries, according to the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company. UPDATE: Reports indicate that a vehicle crashed into the Shell has station at Belair Road & Forge Road …