Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
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  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Drought watch issued for D.C. region
Next: Food & fashionistas: 5 D.C.-area blogs

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company