March 6, 2022 (Chesapeake Beach, MD) – At 11:45 a.m. on March 5, Brush 1, Engine 11, Engine 12, Gator 1, Chief 1, Chief 1A, and Chief 1B were dispatched for a brush fire in the area of the water tower on the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail.
Units found a large brush fire burning in the woods and in the marsh. Additional units were requested bringing multiple units from Co. 2, Co. 5, Co. 6, Co. 7, AAE9, AAE42, PG Airboat 847, PG E827, Charles County Airboat 1008, DNR Forestry Units, and the Calvert Sheriff’s Office.
In total, units had over 5 acres of woods and marshland on fire. Units remained on scene for approximately 8 hours and cleared the scene at 8 p.m.. The cause of the fire is under investigation. One firefighter was transported to the hospital with a minor injury. He is in good spirits and recovering at home.
The NBVFD reminds citizens not to partake in uncontrolled burns without a water source on standby. Wildfires can spread out of control extremely easily and are extremely dangerous to life and property. For more information please click here.
The Town of Chesapeake Beach sends great appreciation to our first responders!