UPDATE: At approximately 5:48 p.m. on March 10, roughly 40 firefighters were dispatched to reports of a large brush fire in the area of Myrtle Point Park in California Maryland.
A preliminary report from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources determined the cause of the fire to be a spreading campfire located on the beach. Units from St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties responded to the call and worked to extinguish the fire for roughly 90 minutes.
The DNR’s media relations chief confirmed to TheBayNet.com that the fire burned approximately an acre of marsh and seven-tenths-of-an-acre of forest land.
DNR is asking for anyone with information about the fire to call the Natural Resources Police at 410-260-8888.
CALIFORNIA, Md. — At approximately 5:50 p.m. units were dispatched to a reported fire at Myrtle Point Park in California, Maryland.
Crews from Bay District and Solomons Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 24050 Patuxent Boulevard to discover a large column of smoke stemming from the area. Units came to the scene with a brush truck from BDVFD and a boat from the Solomons VFD.
Unsure of the size of the fire, units were also brought in from Seventh District, Hollywood, Ridge and Valley Lee to provide mutual aid.
Crews worked for over a hour and a half knocking fire and hitting hot spots.
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