Smoke from Virginia brush fire invades city
At this moment, nothing is burning in Baltimore. The smoke you're smelling is from down south, in Virginia, where brush fires have been buring since Aug. 4. Watch video here. Here is a statement from the Baltimore Fire Department:
Due to major swampland fires burning in Suffolk, Virginia consuming as much as 6,000 acres and producing heavy clouds of smoke that can be seen for miles has finally reached Baltimore City limits.
Northeasterly jet streams and continuous winds have blown remnants of smoke from these major fires to our region and have permeated many Baltimore communities. These active fires are currently isolated to the state of Virginia and do not presently pose a threat to the City of Baltimore.
Be advised that for those with respiratory illnesses affected by smoke fumes are encouraged to seek medical attention. For the safety of all others, please keep windows and doors closed, and use hvac systems accordingly.
Currently, there are no actively working fires in the City of Baltimore. We will continue to monitor the conditions and progress of these fires and will provide updates as they develop.