By LAURA ERNDE
CEARFOSS - A tire fire was burning across a 100-by-200 foot area on property behind the house of Denzil and Delores Poling near Cearfoss on Tuesday afternoon.
The fire broke out before l p.m. in piles of tires being used as planters. About one-third of the thousands of tires on the property were burning Tuesday afternoon, according to Poling and firefighters.
The thick black smoke billowing from the fire on Castle Hill Road off Md. 63 south of the Pennsylvania line drifted toward Hagerstown and could be seen from 25 miles away on Interstate 81.