Adamstown Brush Fire

A farm tractor pulls a disc harrow in a field to prevent a fire from spreading at a brush fire in Adamstown on Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters battled a quickly spreading brush fire in the cornfields of Adamstown on Thursday afternoon

The fire burned about 100 acres of cornfield and hay between two farms in the area of Adamstown Road and New Design Road, Sarah Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services, said.

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Greg F

If the source was near the road, you can bet some imbecile flicked a lit cigarette out the window. I can't count how many times I see them sparking down the highways to stop and smolder on the shoulders. Had many hit my windshield and one came in an open window and burned a hole in the car seat. Put your F*ing thing in an ash tray or anywhere else but out the window.


You need to chill




Just think how bad it might have been if we hadn't been getting a lot of rain.


That explains the smoky smell in the air in West Frederick this evening. It's fortunate that nobody was hurt.

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