GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County firefighters worked over the weekend to extinguish a brush fire that spread through several acres in Gaithersburg.
Authorities say the fire broke out Sunday afternoon and filled about two to three acres in the 20200-block of Watkins Mill Road. The area is near Watkins Mill High School and Great Seneca Stream Valley Park.
The blaze was mostly contained by about 5 p.m.
Fire departments have been on heightened alert for brush fires due to the recent dry weather and gusty winds that can quickly start and spread blazes.
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