Multiple brushfires in Smithsburg

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SMITHSBURG, Md. (WDVM) — Multiple brushfires were burning in Smithsburg on Monday after a train was sparking on the Pennsylvania railway.

Fire crews responded to a call at 10:05 a.m. reporting that a train was causing sparks on the Pennsylvania railway. According to Washington County fire official Chandler Fishack, the train had enough heat to spark a fire. Six to eight brush fires starting near the Fil-Tec factory were recorded, to Edgemont Road.

One acre burned in Edgemont.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Waynesboro Fire Dept. helps respond to fire in Smithsburg, Md. on March 2, 2020. (WDVM/Erik Woytowitz)

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