FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2023
MFD Responds to Brush Fire Near Elementary School
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - On February 15, MFD Engines 1, 2, and Staff 3 responded to a reported brush fire behind the playground at Eastwood Elementary School.
High winds and dry ground encouraged rapid spreading of the fire. Approximately 1 acre of land was burned before being brought under control.
Upon arrival at the scene, Engine 2 started fire attack while Engine 1 secured a water supply. MFD personnel were on scene for 2 hours before returning to service.
Occupants inside the school were unharmed.