Brush Fire In Rosedale Fully Contained, Shut Down I-695 Inner Loop During Rush Hour


Credit: Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighters Association/ Twitter

BALTIMORE COUNTY - The brush fire in Rosedale that burned around 10 acres of land on Wednesday has been extinguished, according to Baltimore County firefighters.


The fire started on Wednesday afternoon during a “Red Flag” warning from the National Weather Service. Extremely low humidity combined with gusty winds allowed the fire to spread quickly.


The inner loop of I-695 near Rosedale was closed during rush hour traffic for several hours, delaying commutes for much of the Baltimore area.

The fire was fully contained by 5 p.m., but control operations continued for several hours, with I-695 reopening around 6:00 p.m. Train service was also affected due to the blaze burning near tracks.

No injuries have been reported, and no structures have been affected, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department.

This blaze marks the second time in two weeks that firefighters have worked to contain a brush fire in Maryland. Last week, a brush fire at Soldiers Delight Park in Owings Mills burned over 700 acres and forced the evacuation of 29 homes.

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