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Laytonsville Brush Fire Caused By Burning Yard Waste (VIDEO)

UPDATED, APRIL 1, 6:45 a.m. – Wind gusts and a resident burning yard debris combined to start the fire that consumed more than 50 acres in the Laytonsville area Tuesday.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Spokesman Pete Piringer reported the flaming debris ignited the woods nearby setting off the fire that took more than 125 firefighters from multiple agencies to control. No one was injured in the blaze and no structures were destroyed, he said.

ORIGINAL – A brush fire that started Tuesday afternoon near the Montgomery/Howard County border consumed an estimated 40-50 acres, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Peter Piringer. Take a look at the effort to battle the blaze: There are road closures to report because of this fire. Damascus Road is closed in both directions between Laytonsville Road and Hipsley Mill Road. Damascus Road at Route 650 is closed as that area is used as a water fill site, according to Piringer.

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