12 acres of conservation land scorched by North Attleborough brush fire
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (WLNE) — The North Attleborough Fire Department said they battled a brush fire near a hiking trail Sunday afternoon.
Fire Chief Chris Coleman said their department received a call at about 11:30 a.m. for a reported brush fire.
First responders had a long walk when they arrived on the scene, as the fire was located at the end of the Martin Conservation Area near Old Post Road.
The trail to where the fire was reported was littered with downed trees and debris which made it hard for firefighters to get hoses to the affected area.
Once they arrived, the chief said they immediately called in mutual aid due to the size and rapid spread of the flames.
The chief said 11 communities pitched in to help, some as far as Freetown and Swansea.
Responders have been on the scene for over three hours as they worked to contain the blaze.
Firefighters reported the bulk of the fire knocked down but they are still monitoring the area for hot spots.
Officials on scene said they expect the fire to be completely extinguished within the hour.
No cause for the fire was immediately known and no injuries were reported.