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March 3, 2002
The Carroll County Health Department has imposed an immediate ban on open burning in the county because of dry weather conditions. The Carroll County Fire Chiefs Association has advised the health department that the exceedingly dry weather has resulted in hazardous conditions countywide. The Carroll County health officer, acting as the local control officer, will not grant approval to any open-burning permits and is rescinding all existing burning permits until further notice. Anyone with questions about the ban may contact Matt Helwig in the Bureau of Environmental Health at 410-857-5009 or 410- 876-1884.
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December 4, 2013
The recent code orange air quality alert is not surprising ( "Code Orange air quality alert issued, relatively rare outside summertime," Dec. 2). As I drove through Carroll County last Sunday I noticed at least five properties where large amounts of leaves were being openly burned, sending vast plumes of white smoke into the air. If it was happening in Carroll, then it was probably also happening in Frederick and other western counties. Open burning is illegal, but some people just don't like the government telling them what to do. Where was law enforcement?
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1998
As wildfires blazed in every corner of Maryland, state officials imposed new restrictions on open burning and pleaded with residents to be careful with fire.Beginning at midnight tonight, fires in wooded areas or within 200 feet of them will be banned, Gov. Parris N. Glendening's office announced yesterday.All permits for open-air burning of yard waste and farm fields have been canceled, and campfires on state land are forbidden. The only outdoor fires allowed are small campfires on private land, campfires at Assateague State Park and fires within the few towns that are granting local permits, state officials said.
NEWS
May 21, 2006
Business expo planned for June 6 The Baltimore Metropolitan Council's Cooperative Purchasing Committee will hold a "Small and Minority Businesses Regional Procurement Expo 2006: Partnering for the Future" from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 6 at LaFontaine Bleu, 7514 S. Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie. Carroll County government will participate in the event to encourage companies to do business with area governments. Participants will include purchasing officials from the governments, public schools, community colleges and public libraries of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties as well as Annapolis and Baltimore.
NEWS
May 31, 1995
Open burning to be restrictedBeginning tomorrow and continuing through Aug. 31, open burning will be prohibited.Exceptions will be made for bona fide agricultural operations and fire company training exercises.People with previously approved permits have been notified of the change in regulations.The prohibition is the result of regulations imposed May 22 by the Maryland Department of the Environment to help bring Maryland into compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. The regulations restrict open burning in Carroll and other counties in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area.
NEWS
June 15, 1997
Summer burning ban in place in Carroll CountCarroll is one of 11 Maryland counties where the Maryland Department of the Environment has banned open burning this summer. Open burning has also been banned in Baltimore.Residents of these counties and the city are not allowed to burn leaves, brush and other land-clearing debris while the ban is in effect, through Aug. 31. The ban does not apply to recreational campfires or grills.MDE banned open burning in the affected areas to avoid making air quality worse during the summer, the peak ozone season.
NEWS
June 5, 1995
FIRE* Mount Airy: Mount Airy engines responded to a call of open burning along Route 27 near Windermere Way at 8:06 a.m. Friday. Units were out one hour.
NEWS
June 13, 1995
WTTR-AM wins honors at broadcasters' eventWTTR-AM radio station in Westminster won two first-place awards at the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters' Convention June 2-4 in Ocean City.Former News Director Carolyn Brady won the top award in the human-interest category. Bryan McLean won the sports feature award for the "Athlete of the Week" program.WTTR was judged among nonmetro radio stations in Maryland, Delaware and Washington.Ban on open burning implemented in CarrollBeginning this month, the Maryland Department of the Environment has implemented an open-burning ban in Carroll and other Maryland counties through Aug. 31.The ban applies to open burning of certain waste materials by individuals, farmers and land developers.
NEWS
June 5, 1995
FIRE* Manchester: Manchester responded to a call for open burning in the 3800 block of Water Tank Road at 15:50 p.m. Friday. Units were out 21 minutes.Manchester firefighters responded to an auto fire on Benedict Road at 11:07 p.m. Thursday. They were out 30 minutes.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | February 7, 1993
Dry weather and high winds have contributed to the large number of brush and woods fires in the county last week, said Emergency Operations Center shift supervisor Michael Clapsaddle.Open burning of trash, a violation in Carroll County without the proper permit, started most of the 20 brush and woods fires that required firefighters to respond, Mr. Clapsaddle said.Several fires discovered within 21 minutes on John Owings and Hughes Shop roads Sunday were believed to have been set. One man was questioned but was not charged.
NEWS
March 3, 2002
The Carroll County Health Department has imposed an immediate ban on open burning in the county because of dry weather conditions. The Carroll County Fire Chiefs Association has advised the health department that the exceedingly dry weather has resulted in hazardous conditions countywide. The Carroll County health officer, acting as the local control officer, will not grant approval to any open-burning permits and is rescinding all existing burning permits until further notice. Anyone with questions about the ban may contact Matt Helwig in the Bureau of Environmental Health at 410-857-5009 or 410- 876-1884.
NEWS
By Lane Harvey Brown and Heather Dewar and Lane Harvey Brown and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2001
Wildfires continued to burn in western and northeastern Maryland yesterday, and the extremely dry conditions prompted Gov. Parris N. Glendening to issue the first statewide ban on open-air burning since 1998. The governor also asked residents in 10 counties to conserve water. At Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County, three fires have burned about 1,500 acres on restricted test ranges on the Aberdeen peninsula since last week, said Deputy Chief Robert C. Berry of APG Fire and Emergency Services.
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By Richard O'Mara Wrong place, wrong time | December 30, 1998
Editor's note: Today, we conclude our series of stories following up on some of the people and issues that made news in the Baltimore area in 1998.It's not entirely true that people only talk about the weather but never do anything about it.Even now, as we watch the skies for predicted showers, the pertinent agents of the state's bureaucracy are deployed to deal with the dangerous consequences of months of the very worst weather -- drought, to be specific.A...
NEWS
December 10, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening lifted a ban on outdoor burning except in the four westernmost counties yesterday, saying rain had reduced the fire danger in most of Maryland.The ban on open burning near wooded areas and in state parks and public forests took effect Nov. 26. Since Sept. 1, the state Forest Service has responded to 404 fires that have burned 809 acres, Glendening said.Rain fell across much of Maryland Tuesday and yesterday. The precipitation amounted to less than a half-inch in Western Maryland, and the ban remains in effect in Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties, the governor said in a statement.
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By Heather Dewar and Heather Dewar,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1998
As wildfires blazed in every corner of Maryland, state officials imposed new restrictions on open burning and pleaded with residents to be careful with fire.Beginning at midnight tonight, fires in wooded areas or within 200 feet of them will be banned, Gov. Parris N. Glendening's office announced yesterday.All permits for open-air burning of yard waste and farm fields have been canceled, and campfires on state land are forbidden. The only outdoor fires allowed are small campfires on private land, campfires at Assateague State Park and fires within the few towns that are granting local permits, state officials said.
NEWS
June 15, 1997
Summer burning ban in place in Carroll CountCarroll is one of 11 Maryland counties where the Maryland Department of the Environment has banned open burning this summer. Open burning has also been banned in Baltimore.Residents of these counties and the city are not allowed to burn leaves, brush and other land-clearing debris while the ban is in effect, through Aug. 31. The ban does not apply to recreational campfires or grills.MDE banned open burning in the affected areas to avoid making air quality worse during the summer, the peak ozone season.
NEWS
April 12, 1995
It was a perfect spring weekend: clear skies, mild temperatures and the beckoning outdoors. A balmy feeling of bonhomie pervaded the suburban landscape, the lawns reborn in verdant splendor, daffodils and jonquils bursting into eloquent shades of butter and eggs. A fitting occasion to haul out the dusty charcoal grill and stoke up the barbecue to celebrate the seasonal ritual. Singe a steak, char a chicken.But wait! State officials imposed a total ban on outdoor burning as the weekend began, fearful of the spread of uncontrolled fires in field and forest amid highly threatening weather conditions.
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By Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's Library | September 3, 1995
25 Years Ago (week of Aug. 23-29, 1970)* The Howard County State's Attorney's office announced the implementation of a new system that would hopefully shorten the amount of time between a person's arrest and trial: All pending cases would be entered into a Univac computer, thus eliminating human error from the process.* The county's two landfills, on New Cut Road and Carr's Mill Road, announced that they would no longer be able to accept bulk trash from contractors and builders. This was a result of the statewide ban on open burning that had been put into effect the previous July.
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By Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's Library | September 3, 1995
25 Years Ago (week of Aug. 23-29, 1970)* The Howard County State's Attorney's office announced the implementation of a new system that would hopefully shorten the amount of time between a person's arrest and trial: All pending cases would be entered into a Univac computer, thus eliminating human error from the process.* The county's two landfills, on New Cut Road and Carr's Mill Road, announced that they would no longer be able to accept bulk trash from contractors and builders. This was a result of the statewide ban on open burning that had been put into effect the previous July.
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