HELEN, Md. – On March 15, 2021, at approximately 11:29 a.m., firefighters responded to the garage fire on Forest Hall Drive in Helen.

Units first on the scene found the detached garage with fire showing.


According to witnesses on the scene brush was being burned in the rear area behind the garage and a spark ignited the structure.

No injuries have been reported from the incident.


We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

ADVISORY: Enhanced Threat for Fire Spread through this afternoon.
Dry fuels, low relative humidity, and gusty northwesterly winds will produce favorable conditions for wildfire spread through this afternoon across portions of northern, central and southern Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Residents are urged to exercise caution handling any potential ignition source, including machinery, cigarettes, and matches. Be sure to properly discard all smoking materials. Any dry grasses and tree litter that ignite will have the potential to spread quickly.


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