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Smoke got in our eyes — and throats and lungs — Saturday, courtesy of a wildfire in a Virginia swamp more than 200 miles away. Before afternoon rains cleared the air, fire departments in the Baltimore area reported numerous calls from...
The odor of smoke from brush fires in a huge swamp near Suffolk, Va., blew into Harford County Saturday morning, and emergency officials say this could be an issue in the county for the foreseeable future. Around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Harford County...
Maryland WeatherIf you happened to be in Washington, DC Tuesday, or in Anne Arundel County as I was, you could smell what seemed like wood smoke in the air. It was smoke, and it was coming from a raging fire in southeast......
Maryland WeatherAs I left work Friday evening I could detect a smoky aroma in the air. And looking out from The Sun's garage on Calvert Street, I noted a pretty thick haze. Maybe you got a whiff of it too, on......
Tags: Forests, Maryland, Outer Banks, Wildfires, Clarksville
Live long enough and you see everything: an actor becomes president; technology in the palm of your hand; a decent sitcom on ABC. Same holds true for college football, where Saturday produced one of those moments in our little corner of the world. Old...
Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
Scurry up into the metaphorical crow's nest and train your eyes on the calendar's horizon. You'll spot a fleet of festivals heading straight for Hampton Roads. Spring is when outdoor parties start popping — right along with the flowers. This...
Several small brush fires have been reported across Southwest and Central Virginia. However, the smoke smell that so many have reported may actually be coming from a fire hundreds of miles to our east. Lightning started the fire in the Great Dismal Swamp...
Tags: Wetlands, Natural Resources, Weather Reports
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is on fire. According to the latest reports, the 8-day old wildfire has burned 5,700 acres. To put that into perspective, one acre is a football field, minus the end zones and 10 yards. The fire started...
Tags: Wildfires, Natural Resources, Wildlife
SUFFOLK — Fighting wildfires is dangerous — the skin-searing heat, throat-choking smoke and plenty of power tools. Oh, and don’t forget look out for the black bears. Roughly two dozen firefighters spotted a pair Monday afternoon near...
Tags: Wildfires, Everglades, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Fires
With temperatures approaching 90 degrees and a low chance of rain, it would be a beautiful weekend, if not for the smoke. Smoke from the Great Dismal Swamp fire on Saturday is expected to cause occasional “code red” air quality conditions...
There hasn’t been much good to say about the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire. In less than three weeks, it has torched 6,000 acres and the resulting smoke continues to pose health risks from Suffolk to Gloucester County and beyond. There is, however,...
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