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Firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert Operate on 28 Acre Brush Fire in Lexington Park for Over 8 Hours

On Friday, April 15, 2022, firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to 47452 Sewell Road in Lexington Park, for the reported small brush fire. Bay District Tanker 34 and Brush 3 arrived on the scene and found approximately 1 acre on fire and requested additional brush trucks, tankers and the tanker task force. Due to wind, very dry and thick brush, the fire rapidly spread to over 5 acres of land in under 10 minutes which threatened multiple abandoned structures, multiple occupied residences on Sewell Road while also spreading towards Melissa Moore Lane and multiple private unnamed driveways alongside Hermanville Road with occupied residences. Crews had difficulty accessing the fire due to the thick brush and limited vehicle access. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 landed nearby and picked up volunteer firefighters from Bay District to get an estimated size and direction of the fire. A fire line was started with bulldozers and excavating equipment to contain the fire. The men and women of Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Ridge, Seventh District, Valley Lee, Hollywood, Solomons, St. Leonard, Huntingtown, and Maryland Department of Forestry worked tirelessly for over 4 hours to control the blaze, and […]

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