Forest / Wild Fire – North-America – USA

EDIS Number: WF-20120416-34907-USA
Date / time: 16/04/2012 02:43:12 [UTC]
Event: Forest / Wild Fire
Area: North-America
Country: USA
State/County: State of Maryland
Location: Selby-on-the-Bay
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate


Anne Arundel County fire fighters battled a large 4-alarm brush fire near a marina at Selby-on-the-Bay. Captain James Rostek said that fire crews were called to the 3700 block of Beach Drive Boulevard just before 3 pm Sunday. When units arrived they found a large working fire and immediately called for additional crews. Over 90 firefighters and at least 2 two fireboats fought the fire which threatened the Holiday Point Marina and several homes. Rostek said the fire claimed an out building and one sailboat. Another sailboat showed blistering from the fire. The fire was put under control around 3:30 p.m. The cause is still under investigation.

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