Stoughton Fire Department Responds to Brush Fire at Bird Street Conservation Area
The brush fire took place Tuesday afternoon. Stoughton Fire crews were on scene for more than three hours extinguishing the fire.
The brush fire was contained to an approximately 200 yard by 200 yard area of the Conversation land, SFD Captain Doug Campbell said.
The SFD responded at 3:32 p.m. on April 17 and did not clear the scene until 6:42 p.m, more than three hours later.
The brush fire was located near the Bird St. entrance of the conversation area. The SFD ran a lengthy hose down a trail off the Leo R. Green Sr. Park to reach the brush fire.
Flames went as high as 6 to 8 feet in some areas, but the burnt areas were contained to mostly the ground. None of the nearby properties were in danger, Campbell said.
Campbell said the first call the Fire Department received reported smoke was seen from MacArthur St., which is off Ryan Road (off Sumner St.), on the other side of Route 138.
Other reports of smoke came from Forest Rd., near Bird St.
A news helicopter actually helped the SFD expedite the process of pinpointing exactly where the brush fire as taking place, Campbell said.
Recognizing the increased risk of brush fires due to the dry and warm weather, the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning on Tuesday.
Stoughton's Engine 1 and 4 and two brush fire trucks responded to the scene, in addition to other SFD vehicles.