Fire Burns Several Barns At Charles Co. Fairgrounds

9:22 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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LA PLATA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Approximately five livestock barns and 15 acres of woodland burned during huge blaze on Tuesday. 

The fire at the Charles County Fairgrounds was reported at about 3:30 p.m., promoting fire crews to arrive at the 8400 block of Fairground Road. 

High winds fed the fire and sparked a brush fire in the surrounding land, Waldorf Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief JR Hayden said. 

Due to the extent of the fire, nearly 174 fire crews from around the area, including Fairfax and D.C., responded to the fire that took several hours to put out. 

Hayden said the barns were not being occupied and no animals were lost. 

The Sky 9 chopper was over the scene and took footage of crews attempting to control the flames.  

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