Maryland News

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Brush fire reported in Loch Raven Reservoir watershed in Baltimore County

VIDEO: A brush fire burned Tuesday afternoon in the Loch Raven Reservoir Watershed in Baltimore County. SkyTeam 11 reported there were high winds in the area as of 5:30 p.m., and fire crews were still responding to the scene. Baltimore County fire officials said no injuries were reported, nor damage to any structures. Officials said commuters can expect delays in the area of Loch Raven Drive and Morgan Mill Road. SkyTeam 11 reported crews were preparing to use a new drop bucket attached to a helicopter to douse the flames. Officials said the fire was placed under control Tuesday evening.
WBAL-TV NBC 11 Baltimore

2nd Alarm Structure Fire At Champion Auto Parts In St. Mary’s County, Burn Victim Flown Out

A large fire erupted at Champion Auto Parts located at 45864 Usher Lane in Valley Lee on April 23, 2024, at approximately 2:44 p.m. Fire and rescue personnel responded to the scene, where they found the 150×75 building fully engulfed in flames. Upon arrival, crews discovered one employee suffering from burn injuries. EMS evaluated the patient on the scene and requested a MEDEVAC immediately. Firefighters launched an exterior defensive attack to combat the rapidly spreading fire. However, the back of the structure began to collapse due to the intensity of the flames. SMECO arrived to secure the power, ensuring the safety of the responders and the surrounding area. A total of 49 personnel responded to the initial emergency call. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.
The Bay Net

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

One person injured in fire in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay neighborhood, puppies and cat rescued

One person was injured in a fire in Curtis Bay on Monday afternoon, according to Baltimore City Fire officials. Around 2:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 4200 block of Morrison Ct., fire officials said. When firefighters arrived they were met with fire and smoke from a two-story dwelling, according to fire officials. Firefighters found one person inside who had become overcome with smoke inhalation and burns, fire officials said. Firefighters brought the person outside where they were treated and then transported to a hospital, according to fire officials. Firefighters also provided aid to a number of puppies and a cat while at the scene, fire officials said.
WBFF-TV FOX/MyNetworkTV 45 Baltimore

Region: Firefighters battle blaze at 113-year-old DC home

VIDEO: D.C. firefighters are working to learn what caused a home that is more than a century old to go up in flames early Tuesday morning. The two-story home was built in 1911, and when crews arrived at the scene, flames were seen on all floors, and shooting from the roof of the home. Firefighters were first called to the 1100 block of 48th Street Northeast, near IDEA Public Charter School, just after 1:30 a.m. for a report of a working fire. Crews worked quickly and carefully to extinguish the blaze, taking note of the structural issues with the old house and surrounding power lines. Additional engines were requested to help fight the fire. By 2:30 a.m., the crews had most of the fire under control and were extinguishing hot spots in the area. A search of the home found no one inside, and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.
WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington, D.C.

Crisfield Looking to Bolster Emergency Services in Town

Officials have applied for $1.8 million in grant funding. It would kickstart the process of building a new fire station and emergency shelter. The fire station was built in 1960, so after over 60 years of service, city officials feel it is time for a makeover. The hope is the new station would have an emergency shelter inside. City officials submitted requests Senators Van Hollen, Cardin and Congressman Harris for the $1.8 million. The money would come from USDA Rural Development for a Congressionally Directed Spending/Community Project. Based off conversations we had with neighbors in Crisfield on Monday, the combined projects appear to have support. "It couldn't hurt, it really couldn't hurt," said David Smart. John Dietsch echoed Smart. "An enormous help," said Dietsch.
WBOC-TV CBS/FOX 16 Salisbury

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