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Hay fire continues at Fair Hill park in Elkton
Hay fire continues at Fair Hill park in Elkton

A fire that has destroyed about half a million dollars worth of hay continued to burn late Saturday night at a state park in Elkton, officials said. Firefighters were called to the blaze at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area at 12:40 p.m. where two pole barns storing large bales of hay caught fire, said Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire. Alkire, the lead fire investigator, said the fire will likely continue for days and will have to be monitored by park Department of Natural Resources officials. "It's extremely deep-seeded. It will be days," he said. He said the barns, which are 50 by 500 feet and off Tawes Drive, have bales the size of small...