Mid-Atlantic Fires Force Evacuations, Outages

Sunday, 20 Feb 2011 10:37 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Virginia's Prince William County say several fires are now under control after forcing evacuations, knocking out power and prompting an advisory for residents to boil water.

No deaths have been reported, though at least four firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

A press release sent Sunday says six fires scorched about 300 acres of land and forced the evacuation of 60 people from their homes.

There also were several fires in Maryland's Prince George's County, which burned more than 600 acres combined. Officials say several homes and businesses were damaged, with losses totaling more than $2 million combined.

Prince George's firefighters were still working Sunday to put out hotspots.

The blazes temporarily shut down Interstate 95 in both Maryland and Virginia.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Amber Vinson's Mother: Nurse Followed Ebola Protocols

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 23:02 PM

The mother of nurse Amber Vinson, the second person to contract the Ebola virus after treating patient Thomas Eric Dunca . . .

O'Reilly: Uneasy Voters Pick Dems Based Only on 'Emotion'

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 22:03 PM

Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly says he knows why a majority of Americans say the country is "out of control" but conti . . .

Gov. Jindal: Some Louisianans Must Disclose Ebola Travel Plans

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 21:34 PM

With the White House unwilling to initiate a travel ban to Ebola-stricken countries, Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's forced  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved