• Massachusetts August 22, 2022 4:48 am

    Breakheart Reservation Closed Until Wednesday

    Concerns over a wildfire have extended the closure of the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.

  • Massachusetts August 19, 2022 5:46 pm

    Breakheart Reservation Closed Through Sunday Due to Brush Fire

    The DCR said Breakheart is closed in Saugus through Sunday, Aug. 21.

  • forecast August 16, 2022 3:59 pm

    Storm Off New England to Bring Wind, Significant Rain, Waves

    The players are on the map across the eastern two thirds of the United States for the upcoming ocean storm that will bring a shot of substantial rain to some, but not all, of New England.  Since it’s the most substantial or sizeable rain in some time, and set to fall during the morning commute, the NBC10 Boston weather...

  • drought August 3, 2022 8:46 am

    Dry Weather Sparks Brush Fires Across Mass.

    Firefighters across Massachusetts and elsewhere in New England are having to chase hot spots every day as drought conditions fuel wildfires and prompt water bans. The Town of Weymouth is one of those that recently enacted water use restrictions. Signs of heat and drought are evident everywhere in Massachusetts. On Tuesday, fire crews in Gloucester battled through their second day…

  • gloucester fire department August 2, 2022 12:02 pm

    Crews Monitor Gloucester Fire

    Firefighters have been busy working to try and stop the brush fire from spreading, after it originally broke out Monday morning near Poles Hill and Riverview Road.

  • Gloucester August 2, 2022 5:59 am

    Crews Monitor Gloucester Brush Fire

    One neighbor on Washington Street called 911 around 1 a.m., saying she saw a fire in her backyard. Firefighters were working to clear that for about four hours, putting out hot spots.

  • Gloucester August 2, 2022 12:26 pm

    Crews Still Fighting Brush Fire in Gloucester Amid Dry Conditions

    A large brush fire remains a threat for neighborhoods in Gloucester Tuesday, as firefighters spend a second day fighting the flames. Firefighters have been busy working to try and stop the brush fire from spreading, after it originally broke out Monday morning near Poles Hill and Riverview Road. During the second day of the fire response, there were water hoses…

  • brush fire May 11, 2022 7:20 pm

    It's Peak Brush Fire Season in Massachusetts

    It’s been a busy stretch for firefighters.  There have been 24 brush fires in just the last week across Massachusetts.  One of the key lines of defense are Department of Conservation and Recreation fire towers. They’re up to 80 feet high and where firefighters keep an eye on the landscape. “I can usually tell generally how hot the fire’s...

  • New Hampshire May 11, 2022 10:28 am

    Brush Fire in White Mountains Results in Closure of Part of Appalachian Trail

    Crews on Wednesday were battling an estimated 45-acre brush fire in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest and said it might have been caused by a person who started the fire for warmth or cooking. The fire is west of the Leadmine State Forest in steep, mountainous terrain and burned across part of the Appalachian Trail, the U.S. Forest...

  • brush fire May 11, 2022 11:40 am

    Separate Fire on Middletown/Higganum Town Line in Conn. is Suspicious: Officials

    There is a brush fire on the Middletown and Higganum town line and fire officials are calling it suspicious. The fire is where River Road in Middletown meets Dublin Hill Road in Higganum and is near an Eversource substation. Eversource crews are on site and are standing by. “We’re working with Middletown fire officials to better understand what may...

  • brush fire May 9, 2022 10:30 am

    Brush Fire Sends Smoke Over Mass. Route 1

    Smoke was visible from Massachusetts’ Route 1 highway Monday morning from a brush fire burning in the Lynn Woods, firefighters said. Winds were pushing the smoke into Saugus, according to the Lynn Fire Department.

  • firefighters April 30, 2022 4:28 pm

    Crews Put Out 2-Acre Brush Fire in Southbury, Conn.

    Firefighters responded to a brush fire that spanned across two acres in Southbury Saturday morning. The blaze happened in the area of South Flat Hill. Responding crews extinguished the fire with the help of mutual aid. The fire department said the area was thoroughly wet down. No injuries were reported. There’s been a high fire danger over the past...

  • Ipswich April 25, 2022 4:14 pm

    Man Burned by Brush Fire in Ipswich

    A man was taken to the hospital Monday after he was burned in a brush fire that went out of control in Ipswich. Fire officials said they were called to the fire at 10 Mill Road around 10:30 a.m. where they found a man in his 60s with burns on his fingers and legs. The fire had spread out of…

  • fire March 30, 2022 11:38 am

    What is a Red Flag Warning?

    The combination of dry conditions, winds and warm weather can create dangerous situations for fires.

  • Weather March 22, 2022 7:18 pm

    Pollen Count, Brush Fire Danger Build Across New England

    The combination of early spring cool, dry air and a busy breeze is making for a classic spring feeling in New England, with high temperatures near 50 degrees Tuesday afternoon but a wind chill value closer to 40 at the warmest time of afternoon.  The result of dry air, a busy breeze and strong sun also means a boost in…

  • Massachusetts June 10, 2021 8:13 pm

    How Brush Fire Danger Is Changing With the Climate

    With climate change, we’ve seen swings between floods and droughts — the latter fueling wildfires around Massachusetts.

  • Williamstown May 17, 2021 8:24 pm

    Firefighters Battle Biggest Wildfire in Mass. for 20 Years, Appalachian Trail Impacted

    Over 100 firefighters are battling an 800-acre brush fire in northwest Massachusetts that is impacting the Appalachian Trail and has fire officials warning hikers to stay away. State fire officials said Monday that the massive brush fire on East Mountain in the Clarksburg State Forest Williamstown is about 75% contained. It’s the biggest wildland fire in the state since 1999….

  • Massachusetts May 16, 2021 10:18 pm

    Fire Burns 5 Acres in Tewksbury

    A fire swept through a large area of brush in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, on Sunday afternoon, scorching about 5 acres of land and sending a large cloud of black smoke billowing into the sky. Tewksbury fire crews responded around 1:30 p.m. to the blaze in the area of 400 Main Street. They say it appeared to be a dumpster fire that…

  • forecast April 27, 2021 12:00 am

    High Winds Cause Spike in Brush Fire Danger in New England

    In some sense, Monday’s bright and brisk day is quintessential New England spring: sunshine, an invigorating breeze and temperature pleasantly near 60 degrees, feeling like 50 to 55 with a northwest breeze gusting to 35 mph.  Sunday’s rain only clipped southernmost New England with anything beneficial. The system that generated the rain is now a powerful storm now stalled just…

  • New Jersey March 20, 2021 3:59 pm

    Rare New Jersey Wildfire ‘Was Intentionally Set,' Investigators Say

    A rare wildfire that burned about 167 acres in New Jersey on Sunday and left one firefighter critically injured was intentionally set, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. “We have located the origin of the fire and have concluded that the fire was intentionally set,” prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a statement Friday. The fire started around 1:15 p.m. Sunday at...

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