A large mulch pile ignited yesterday at a landscaping company in the 15700 block of New Hampshire Avenue, in the Cloverly area of Silver Spring. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue personnel battled the blaze into the evening, finally containing it sufficiently to halt operations until sunrise.
Firefighters would continue to monitor the situation overnight, MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said. They had to bring in extra tools, as well. Heavy equipment was needed to move mulch, and foam and large diameter hoses were deployed.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire has not yet been announced.