Brush Fires Continue to Threaten Mass. | NECN

Brush Fires Continue to Threaten Mass.



    Mass. chief fire warden talks about the red flag warnings (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN) - Red flag warnings continue to stay in effect for southern New England and central New Hampshire, a problem that has fire officials and residents on edge.

    The dry conditions and heavy winds have kept the red flag warnings in effect, and burning is discouraged in the area.

    Massachusetts towns targeted by last summer's tornadoes have become a prime target for the fires, after debris was left behind.
    Brush fires in Milford burned about 17 acres of land, and even more land was burned in Randolph.

    Fire officials say a former Reading Fire Chief and veteran firefighter died on Sunday night while responding to a brudg fire. Lt. G. Marshall Sanford had 50 years of experience. He was 67 years old.

    Massachusetts Chief Fire Warden David Celino joined "The Morning Show" to discuss the fire risk.