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Crews battle wildfire in Burlington County, New Jersey - - Canada - state New Jersey - county Burlington - county Forest - county Ocean - county Brown - county Mills - city Jackson
Crews battle wildfire in Burlington County, New Jersey
BROWNS MILLS, N.J. - Fire crews in New Jersey are battling yet another wildfire as officials say a recent dry spell has helped allow wildfires to run rampant.Crews responded to the area of City Line Road in Browns Mills, Burlington County Friday afternoon for reports of a fire.SKYFOX was over the scene where smoke and flames could be seen emerging from a significant portion of the tree line. The New Jersey Forrest Fire Service asked residents to avoid the area and says their crews have responded to the scene to assess the situation. The fire comes as skies across the region finally began to clear after days of being impacted by smoke from wildfires burning in Canada.Earlier this week, firefighters were able to contain another wildfire in Jackson Township, New Jersey that burned 82 acres. Over the weekend, the Forest Fire Service announced complete containment of the 210-acre Flatiron wildfire blaze in Medford, Burlington County. That fire started just after midnight Friday and was burning toward 40 homes before crews managed to move the blaze away from the structures. Residents weren’t evacuated but were protected within their homes, some using garden hoses to help as crews worked in the backyards to conduct backfires and burnout operations, officials said.Last week crews stifled a wildfire that burned 5,000 acres in Bass River State Forest which stretches across Ocean and Burlington counties in the Pinelands.
Robert Moses - New York smoke forces ground stop, delay at LaGuardia and Newark airports - - New York - Usa - state New Jersey - county Queens - county Liberty - city Newark, county Liberty
New York smoke forces ground stop, delay at LaGuardia and Newark airports
NEW YORK CITY - The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a ground stop at LaGuardia Airport in Queens and a ground delay at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.Winds have blown smoke from unchecked Canadian wildfires into the region, which led the DEC to issue an Air Quality Health Advisory for all five boroughs.FOX 5 NY's Antwan Lewis has the storyCanada is dealing with a series of intense wildfires that have spread from the western provinces to Quebec, with hundreds of forest fires burning. The smoke has traveled into the United States, resulting in a number of air quality alerts issued since May.Wildfire smoke is a complex mixture of gases, particles, and water vapor that contains multiple pollutants that can get into the lungs and bloodstream. There is no evidence of a safe level of exposure to some of the pollutants, meaning that smoke can impact your health even at very low levels. Inhaling smoke from wildfires can cause headaches, sore and watery eyes, nose, throat, and sinus irritation, chest pains, heart palpitations and more. Exposure to elevated fine particle pollution levels can affect the lungs and heart.The air quality alerts caution "sensitive groups," a big category that includes children, older adults, and people with lung diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.FOX 5 NY's Robert Moses has the story.Kids, who often are encouraged to go out and play, "are more susceptible to smoke for a number of reasons," said Laura Kate Bender, the lung association's National Assistant Vice President, healthy air.
Celebrity Cruises norovirus outbreak leaves more than 175 sick, CDC says - - Usa - France - state New Jersey - state Massachusets - county Miami - county Newport - state South Carolina - state Rhode Island - Charleston, state South Carolina - Bermuda
Celebrity Cruises norovirus outbreak leaves more than 175 sick, CDC says
Celebrity Summit cruise to Bermuda, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says. The outbreak, which happened on the voyage from May 15 to 25, affected 152 of the 2,144 passengers onboard and 25 crew members, according to the CDC. Those who became ill suffered symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and headaches. The CDC said that in response to the outbreak, the Summit’s crew "Increased cleaning and disinfection procedures according to the ship’s outbreak prevention and response plan" and "Notified current guests of the situation onboard and encouraged illness reporting and good hand hygiene." CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP ROCKED BY ROUGH SEAS, SEVERE WEATHER, SHAKING SOME PASSENGERSIt also "Collected and sent stool specimens from gastrointestinal illness cases to the CDC laboratory." A Celebrity Cruises spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement Tuesday that "The health and safety of our guests, crew and communities we visit are our top priority.  The French-made cruise ship "Celebrity Edge" of the US company of tourism cruise, Celebrity Cruise, leaves the shipyards of Saint-Nazaire to go to Miami, United States, on November 4, 2018 in Saint-Nazaire, western France.