Wildfires

Strong winds contribute to large brush fires in Carroll, Howard counties; wildfire threat alert in effect

Strong winds contribute to large brush fires in Carroll, Howard counties; wildfire threat alert in effect

Fire departments in both Howard and Carroll counties battled large brush fires Thursday, with high winds making it difficult to get the flames under control.

Howard County fire officials responded to a blaze in the area of Henryton Road and Howard Lodge Drive Thursday afternoon. There were approximately two to three acres on fire, the department wrote on Twitter.

Crews from the Sykesville fire department in Carroll County were called in to assist with the fire, though the Sykesville first responders were soon alerted to another brush fire on Buttercup Road. This blaze burned about one acre.

“Guys. This is NOT the day to burn or carelessly...

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