BALTIMORE (WMAR) — “The slightest spark with the excessive winds may cause that fireside to only take off and that’s when now we have to behave quick,” mentioned Baltimore County hearth specialist Nicholas Tyson.
From Woodstock to Cherry Hill, Baltimore Metropolis and County hearth crews battled brush fires Sunday.
“There have been some that coated 2 acres, some that coated an acre,” mentioned Tyson.
There have been at the very least 5 in Baltimore county, an uncommon quantity of huge brush fires… and with no accidents.
“Brush fires will be difficult as a result of typically they’re in areas now we have a tough time getting again to and typically they’re in areas the place now we have a tough time getting water,” mentioned Tyson.
Baltimore Metropolis crews saved a girl and her cat from a warehouse that acquired caught in a brush hearth.
“Due to the excessive winds that we do have right now, it unfold to the inside and thru the roof of the occupied warehouse,” mentioned Baltimore Metropolis Hearth Division PIO Blair Adams.
The girl had minor accidents from tripping and was handled on scene.
They referred to as on a 2nd alarm for extra items due to the magnitude and challenges with wind.
“Anytime you’ve got excessive winds, wind can fan pretty shortly and that’s what it did on this case will we referred to as on extra items for help,” mentioned Adams.
That was the second brush hearth in Baltimore Metropolis Sunday.
The Nationwide Climate Service issued a Pink Flag Warning for a lot of the space Sunday, saying with gusts reaching as much as 40 miles per hour and the low humidity, it creates crucial hearth climate situations. All out of doors burning is discouraged as a result of the fires can unfold quickly and uncontrollably.
“Should you see a brush hearth that has gotten uncontrolled, don’t attempt to put it out your self as a result of it can unfold so quick to the purpose the place a backyard hose isn’t going to do the trick,” mentioned Tyson.
He mentioned as a substitute, name the hearth division instantly.
A Pink Flag Warning is in impact for a number of Jap Shore counties by means of Monday.