Maryland News

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Firefighter Suffers Non-Life-Threatening Injury Battling Fire At 3 North Baltimore Rowhomes

VIDEO: Firefighters battled a blaze at three north Baltimore rowhomes Wednesday evening, officials said. The fire broke out in a three-story rowhome in the 300 block of East 21st Street just after 4 p.m. before spreading to two neighboring homes. Fire officials said everyone inside the homes was able to escape. One firefighter suffered a non-life-threatening injury while battling the blaze.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Lightning Strike Causes Fire At Essex Apartment Building, Displacing 6

Six people were displaced after a lightning strike started a fire at an Essex apartment complex Thursday morning. Baltimore County firefighters responded to the fire at the Essex Park Apartments in the 1500 block of Alconbury Road. There are 12 units in the building and all tenants evacuated the building and are waiting to hear if they can go back inside. Four adults and two children were displaced due to the fire. No injuries were reported. The fire was brought under control at 6:18 a.m.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Follow Up: 4 Tornadoes Confirmed, 3 Others Reported As Tropical Storm Isaias Moved Into Maryland Tuesday

Four tornadoes were confirmed in Maryland Tuesday and three more suspected tornadoes are being investigated by the National Weather Service. According to the NWS, four confirmed tornadoes touched down in southern Maryland. Three more tornadoes were reported along the lower Eastern Shore. Crews from the National Weather Service’s Wakefield, Virginia office will be traveling to Maryland Thursday to survey the area for damage from the three tornadoes reported along the lower Eastern Shore before confirming them officially. In Southern Maryland, the first tornado was reported in St. Mary’s County around 6:27 a.m. just two miles southeast of Ridge, Maryland. It was an EF-0. The second tornado formed in St. Mary’s County around 6:30 a.m. one mile west of Piney Point with a peak wind of 100 miles per hour.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Cecil County Flooding Leads To Water Rescues, Including 4 Firefighters Stranded Responding To Call

Tropical Storm Isaias dumped heavy rain in parts of Maryland on Tuesday, including in Cecil County. Crews responded to multiple water rescues in the county. In Elkton, the water was so deep a responding fire truck itself got stuck. Three firefighters managed to walk out of the vehicle with the appropriate gear onboard. Four others, however, were rescued by the swift water rescue team. Overall, it took about 15 minutes from the time they were stuck to the time they were rescued. In North East, Chopper 13 was overhead as rescue teams went door to door to get people inside to safety. Numerous streets and homes were flooded in the area of Main Street and Cecil Avenue. Vehicles had water up to their tires. Along nearby Race Street and West Cecil Avenue, floodwaters were as deep as four feet, police said. Even after the storm passed, the North East Creek continued to rage, spilling into back yards and flooding homes.
WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore

Wicomico, Worcester counties clean up after Tropical Storm Isaias sweeps through

Several parts of Delmarva took damage today as a result of Isaias. In Wicomico and Worcester Counties, crews spent most of the day cleaning up. “We went from worst to best all within a 12 hour period,” said Ocean City Fire Department Chief Richard Bowers. Tuesday afternoon skies were clear. But that wasn’t the case as Isaias ripped through Delmarva in the morning hours. In Ocean City no injuries were reported. But the physical damage to property was clear as crews spent the day clearing debris. Chief Bowers tells 47ABC that one major concern was making sure people avoided any downed power lines. “Any downed wire was a life safety hazard. We wanted to make sure that no one touched it or walked on it. Thankfully we did not have any injuries,” said Chief Bowers. Chief Bowers says he feels the people of Ocean City were well prepared for the storms effects. He says that’s probably why there weren’t any serious injuries or worse – death.
WMDT-TV ABC 47 Delmarva

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