Charlene Harven has faithfully kept a “thankfulness journal” for the last two years. As a Red Cross volunteer working with victims of the California Camp Fire she says it’s easy to count her blessings.
A Native American aphorism goes, “we do not inherit the world from our parents. We borrow it from our children.” The heavy rains that washed out roads and flooded streams here last week are just a tiny part of the rapidly accelerating patterns of extreme weather all around the world.
Staff members with Baltimore-based Ripken Baseball are keeping an eye on the wildfire in Gatlinburg, TN Tuesday after residents and businesses had to be evacuated Monday. The organization operates a large youth baseball complex not far from where the fire was raging at the foot of the Smoky Mountains.
Wildfire season bears down with July and a Baltimore County man has revived a tradition of the Pacific Northwest to defend his cattle ranch in Oregon. Tim Roberts hired Maryland cabinetmakers to replicate a 1930s fire lookout tower. He trucked the cabin across country. Now he's raising it four stories by crane to spot smoke and look mountaintops in the eye.
It took Carroll and Baltimore County firefighters two hours to contain a large wood fire in a remote location off Hampstead-Mexico Road on Tuesday afternoon, working in muddy and dangerous conditions, according to fire officials.
Twenty Maryland wildland firefighters were greeted by the state's natural resources secretary at the Madonna Ranger Station near Jarrettsville Tuesday morning, as they turned in their gear following two weeks of fighting wildfires in Northern California.