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A large fire at a lumber company in Hughesville closed off a large portion of Brandywine Road on Thursday afternoon.
Shortly after 1 p.m. June 6, more than 100 firefighters from volunteer stations in Charles, Prince George’s, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties responded to the 5900 block of Brandywine Road, the Goad Lumber Co. in Hughesville, after someone called to report a fire.
Jeff Duer, spokesman for the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department, said that three buildings were on fire at the location and were all “a complete loss.” By 3 p.m., he reported that the fire was contained and there were no reports of any civilian or firefighter injuries.
“At no time was there a threat to any residential structures,” Duer said.
Due to the fire, Brandywine Road at Carriage Crossing Lane and Ivy Hill Court was shut down.
Katie O’Malley-Simpson, spokeswoman for Charles County Public Schools, said that there are a handful of students who live in that area and were unable to get home via the bus. Those students from Thomas Stone High School, John Hanson Middle School and T.C. Martin Elementary School were held at their respective schools until parents were able to pick them up.
At 3:15 p.m., Duer said, “extinguishing efforts will continue.”
Duer said the Maryland state fire marshal will handle the investigation.