CALIFORNIA, Md. — We are receiving reports that crews from around Southern Maryland are working to contain a large mulch fire in St. Mary’s County.

At approximately 11:41 a.m. on September 25, first responders were called to a reported structure fire in the area of St. Andrews Church Road.

Upon arrival, crews located a large pile of smoldering mulch and smoke at a St. Mary’s County Landfill property.

Firefighters from Patuxent River NAS, St. Mary’s County, Calvert County, and Charles County were all called to assist with containing the fire.

Several units were asked to transport water to the site of the fire via tanker trucks.

Expect a large fire department presence in the area, that may cause delays.

This is a developing story. We will continue to provide additional details as they are made available.

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  1. Landfill fires can sometimes go on for months or even years. Depending on the size of the landfill and what is in it. The fire can spread underground to buried refuse, becoming very difficult to put out.

    Such fires can become a local nuisance, subjecting nearby residents to weeks, months and even years of unpleasant smoke.

    I wish them luck in putting this one out.

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