Firefighters Still Dealing With Smoldering Fire at Nobscot Reservation

More than 200 firefighters from more than 2 dozen communities have assisted Framingham Fire Department in battling a deep-seated fire in the ground at the Nobscot Reservation for the past week.

The fire was still smoldering on Tuesday, July 26. The fire began on last Wednesday night.

The fire was contained to a 6-7 acre area on the 480-acre Boy Scout property last Saturday, said Framingham Fire Chief Joseph Hicks. 

On Saturday, he told Framingham Source, that the fire however would smolder for several days.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Yesterday, Framingham Fire engine 4 and 7 were on the scene still fighting “hotspots,” and a state tanker truck was assisting bringing water to the site.

Fire District 14, which Framingham is part of, along with District 8 and District 4, have worked at the scene, over the past week.

Communities that sent tanker trucks, brush fire equipment, or personnel included: Ashland, Milford, Hopkinton, , Sudbury, Sherborn, Paxton, Clinton, Boylston, West Boylston, Sterling, Princeton, Berlin, Holden, Stoughton, Sharon, Easton, Foxboro, Canton, Walpole, Holbrook, Avon, Mansfield, and Randolph.

Framingham Source was the first media outlet to report on the brush fire Wednesday night.

The fire was contained to a 2-acre area last Wednesday and early Thursday, but expanded to 6 acres later.


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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