UPDATE 6/30/2020 via Bay District Volunteer Fire Department- On June 28 at 12:50 pm Brush 3 was alerted for a field fire at 18640 Rosecroft Road in St. Mary’s City. Chief 4 (Cooper) was first arriving and reported approximately two acres of wheat field involved. Brush 4 (Ridge VFD) and E141 (NDWFD) arrived on scene and began the initial fire attack. Additional units were requested by command bringing Tanker 34, Brush 9 and Engine 93 to the scene. Units worked on scene for over 4 hours to control the blaze and performing overhaul to ensure the fire was completely out.

Approximately 30-35 acres of wheat fields were involved in this incident. Crews and apparatus were deployed to protect homes and buildings in the blazes path, no property was damaged or injuries occurred.

By the end of the incident, units from every fire department in St. Mary’s County were involved in firefighting efforts or to fill in for other departments on scene. Units from Calvert County and Forestry were also on scene.

St. Mary’s City, Md- On June 28, 2020, at approximately 12:50 P.M. 911 communications center in Leonardtown received a call for a large outside fire in the 18600 block of Rosecroft Road in St. Mary’s City. Units were dispatched, and upon arrival, determined that they had a large fire that had started near the St. Mary’s City Visitors Center, and jumped over Rosecroft Road to adjacent fields. At this time Rosecroft Road is closed in both directions at the St. Mary’s City Visitors Center driveway. Continue to follow Southern Maryland Chronicle for updates as they become available.

Suzanne Copeland

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