Health, Weather

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore area as West Coast wildfire smoke moves across Mid-Atlantic

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for the Nottingham area for Tuesday, July 27th. After a brief respite thanks to a passing cold front, smoke from the West Coast wildfires will once again be moving into the area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the …


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West Coast wildfire smoke making its way into Maryland skies

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The skies in Maryland have become a bit more hazy in recent days. The National Weather Service says this is due to smoke from the U.S. wildfires, which is getting transported across the country via the jet stream. The massive Bootleg Fire in Oregon has scorched an area larger than Los Angeles, and is so large and is burning …


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 …

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 …

WMVFC responding to 2 crashes, school bus assault

WHITE MARSH, MD—The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company said on Friday afternoon that units were responding to three separate calls in the area. Crews are responding to a crash along northbound Interstate 95 between I-695 and Route 43.  The two left northbound lanes along I-95 are currently blocked.  There has been no word on any injuries. Units are also responding …

DNR: Drought conditions bring heightened risk of wildfires

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is warning residents and visitors that potential for wildfires has steadily increased in the past several weeks due to a lack of rain and unseasonably high temperatures. While open-air burning is legal in parts of Maryland, DNR is strongly encouraging homeowners to refrain from outdoor burning until the state receives significant steady rainfall …