Montgomery County, NIST, Howard County, Carroll County, and Frederick County units responded to a 50+ acre brush and woods fire on Tuesday (3/31/15) near Damascus Road in Laytonsville, MD. Wind hampered initial efforts to contain the blaze, but firefighters worked hard to gain control and surround the fire preventing it from spreading further. Multiple brush trucks, engine tankers, large capacity tankers, and assorted other apparatus including forestry trucks and tractors worked in tandem on the scene. Company 717 (Laytonsville) worked all of their first line units on the fireground. Fill & dump sites for tankers were established and the brush units filled up at these water supply areas, and then proceeded into the fire zone.
Here are some photos I took from the Halterman Road water supply zone, established in a neighboring farm/cornfield, adjacent to the fire zone.