Mass. crews battling Brimfield brush fire
BRIMFIELD, Mass.—State and local fire crews have been fighting a brush fire near Brimfield fueled by fallen trees and debris from storms last year.
A state national guard helicopter began dropping water on the fire Wednesday afternoon. About 20 acres burned earlier in the day after the fire started at midday, appeared contained and then flared again in gusty winds.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports ( http://bit.ly/Hiz5oS) that some firefighters will be working overnight in Brimfield with a full blown effort resuming on Thursday.
The newspaper says Brimfield's blaze is the worst of the brush fires that broke out across Worcester County on Wednesday.
About four acres were burning Wednesday night in an area between Paige Hill and Holland roads.
There have been no reports of injuries or damage to homes.
Information from: Telegram & Gazette, http://www.telegram.com