Day-old Brush Fire Still Burns in Saugus, Mass. | NECN

Day-old Brush Fire Still Burns in Saugus, Mass.

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    Parch earth, dry wood contributing to blaze; danger still very high (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Saugus, Mass.) - A brush fire has been going on for more than a day at the Lynn Woods reservation on the Saugus-Lynn line in Massachusetts, and the only way for firefighters to battle it is on foot.

    The fire began Sunday in a remote area of the reservation and has been fueled by high winds. It is under control, but firefighters are continuing to stand by for flare-ups.

    And Saugus, Mass. fire Capt. Donald Shea said conditions are the driest he's seen in 25 years.

    "We're waiting for the spring rains, but they haven't come yet," Shea said.

    Fire officials are asking that there be no burning outdoors until further notice.

    Here are some Red Flag Warning Fire Safety Tips:

    •Dispose of smoking materials in appropriate container
    •Do not burn brush or trash ever without appropriate approval
    •Be extremely careful when using outside grills
    •If you have fireplace ashes; you must put them into a sealed metal container
    •Workers using power tools that generate sparks should be mindful
    •Use common sense and practice sound fire safety habits