Strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures have prompted Fire Weather Warning and Watches in several Maryland counties.
Worcester County has canceled a burn ban that has been in effect since the first week in July.
Worcester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has issued a burn ban and officials in nearby Talbot County are asking residents to avoid burning because of increased risk of fire during the current heat wave.
Frederick County’s annual burn ban is going into effect.
Frederick County is lifting its open burning ban, but county officials are still urging residents to exercise caution.