KENT ISLAND, Md. - About 50 people were evacuated last night because of health concerns from the thick smoke from a severe brush fire in Queen Anne's County.
In just a few hours fire officials will meet to access the situation and decide if it's safe to allow people back in their homes.
We're told the brush fire is still burning, but it is contained. Firefighters are no longer at the scene, just workers with the forestry department are out there.
The fire broke out Sunday morning in a wooded area on Wicomico Road.
No word yet on how it started.
One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion. No homes were damaged, but the fire could take days to knock out.
Fire officials say the risk to homes is minimal. Wicomico Road remains closed this morning. The Kent Island Elks Lodge is being used as a shelter.
We'll let you know if and when fire officials decide to let people back in their homes.
Read more about the fire here .
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