UPDATED: Firefighters Battled 10-Acre Brush Fire in Trees & Swamp

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Last updated at 10:53 p.m. with quotes from Framingham Fire Chief


FRAMINGHAM – Firefighters from three communities and the Massachusetts Forest Fire Control Unit battled a 2-alarm brush fire tonight, May 4, for about three hours in Framingham.

The fire was located between the CSX rail yard on Hollis Street and the Adesa property on Loring Drive in Framingham, said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

The Fire Chief said every station in Framingham, more than 40 firefighters, along with units from Natick & Ashland battled the fire that started around 7:30 p.m.


When firefighters arrived on scene they found the fire 20-30 feet in the air, scorching trees, said Chief Dutcher.

The fire was in a wooded and swampy area on the Ashland and Sherborn borders in Framingham.

Chief Dutcher said the blaze burned about 10 acres.

“High winds fanned the flames,” said Chief Dutcher.

“The crews did a great job tonight,” said the fire chief.

Chief Dutcher thanked Framingham DPW for providing a few light towers after the sun went down.

Fire crews didn’t clear the fire until around 10:30 p.m.

Wayland, Sudbury & Southborough fire departments provided station coverage while Framingham was battling the blaze.

Framingham used both its small brush truck and its new reconfigured militray truck now a brush truck tonight, along with many engines, the ladder truck, the rescue truck, etc.

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