UPDATE: Department of Natural Resources Investigating Large Fire at Myrtle Point Park, No Injuries Reported

March 11, 2021

UPDATE 3/12/2021: On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 5:48 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the Myrtle Point Park in California, for the reported large outside fire.

Over 40 firefighters from St. Mary’s and Calvert County responded to the scene along with the assistance from the St. Mary’s County Emergency Services, Forestry, Department of Natural Resources, and St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Firefighters operated on the scene for nearly 3 hours, and no injuries were reported.

The fire is currently under investigation by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

All photos courtesy of Hollywood and Bay District Volunteer Fire Departments.

3/10/2021: On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at approximately 5:50 p.m., firefighters from Bay District and Solomons Responded to the Myrtle Point Park located at 24050 Patuxent Boulevard in California, for the reported large outside fire.

Multiple 911 callers reported a large outside fire near the Myrtle Point beach, with one caller advising it may be inaccessible by land. A brush truck and tanker from bay District along with a boat from Solomons responded to the scene. Firefighters arrived in the area and reported a large column of smoke.

Due to the amount of smoke in the area, and unknown size of fire, crews from Hollywood, Solomons, Ridge, Seventh District and Valley Lee were responded to the scene to assist.

Firefighters are currently on the scene attempting to find and extinguish the fire.

Avoid the area of Myrtle Point Park, Patuxent Boulevard, and Myrtle Point Road in California.

Photo by Edward Kick