6/23/2010 – Around 6:15pm Wicomico Central alerted Station 74 Delmar to a natural cover fire on Rum Ridge Rd. in Delmar, MD. Approximately 10 large bales of hay had caught fire right next to a 40 acre hay field. Hot and dry conditions made for a dangerous situation; however, crews were able to quickly contain the fire to the bales themselves. Firefighters pulled the bales apart and doused heavily with water and light foam mixture. It took about an hour to fully extinguish the smoldering bales.
Photographs by : Cliff Shockley