Crews work to stop 400-acre wildfire

November 12, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

With wildfires in Allegany and Harford counties under control, firefighters were battling yesterday to contain a separate blaze that consumed more than 400 acres in Washington County.

The wildfire was burning about three miles northeast of Clear Spring, in the Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area, a spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources said.

The blaze has not caused any injuries or property damage and was 70 percent contained by sundown yesterday, said DNR spokesman Charles F. Porcari.

About 20 National Park Service firefighters joined 75 DNR and volunteer firefighters, he said.

Porcari said that a statewide burning ban remains in effect and that the potential for brush fires remains high.

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