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Posted at 2:43 PM ET, 09/ 9/2010

Firefighters battle blaze in Md. park

By Washington Post editors

Nearly 70 firefighters and park officials are working to contain a blaze in a wooded area of a western Maryland national park.

Firefighters from Frederick, Loudoun and Washington counties were on the scene of a fire in the C & ONational Historic Park near Point of Rocks in Washington County. They were joined by National Park Service officials in fighting the fire which involved about 5 acres of parkland.

Officials said they first began battling the blaze Wednesday afternoon about 4 p.m. and worked until after 10 p.m. to try and contain the fire. They began working to put out the fire again Thursday morning about 5 a.m.

By Washington Post editors  | September 9, 2010; 2:43 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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