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Brush Fire Breaks Out In Montgomery County

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County firefighters worked over the weekend to extinguish a brush fire that spread through several acres in Gaithersburg.

Authorities say the fire broke out Sunday afternoon and filled about two to three acres in the 20200 block of Watkins Mill Road. The area is near Watkins Mill High School and Great Seneca Stream Valley Park.

The blaze was mostly contained by about 5 p.m.

Fire departments have been on heightened alert for brush fires due to the recent dry weather and gusty winds that can quickly start and spread blazes.

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