Firefighters Battling Brush Fires Across Massachusetts

The warm temperatures and dry conditions resulted in an elevated brush fire danger

Firefighters are battling brush fires across Massachusetts on Monday.

A brush fire was reported around noon in the Stony Brook Reservation area of Hyde Park in Boston and was still burning an hour later.

Steve MacDonald of Boston Fire said a 4th alarm was struck for manpower. He said the location of the fire is difficult because there are no hydrants in the area.

Lowell firefighters are also battling a brush fire at city-owned Shedd Park. Aerial footage showed a large section of charred ground, though most of the flames appeared to have been extinguished.

Swansea Fire is also operating at a major brush fire off Milford Road. Mutual aid has been called in to the fire and to cover the station.

Boxborough Fire said they are battling a blaze at 251 Country Rd. The fire started at a firing range when a projectile ricocheted and started a small fire that quickly got out of hand.

At its peak, the fire reached three alarms and spanned 2 to 3 acres. It has since been knocked down, but firefighters remain at the scene putting out various hot spots.

Barre Police say firefighters in their town are responding to a brush fire on Oakham Road. 

A brush fire was also reported on 12 Long Nook Road in Truro, although that blaze is now under control.

Fire officials in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island had warned of elevated fire weather potential on Monday due to the warm temperatures and the dry conditions.

Numerous brush fires were also reported in New Hampshire and Maine over the weekend.

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