The Fenway brush fire showed up on the National Weather Service’s Doppler radar

A brush fire Thursday in the Fenway neighborhood sent smoke billowing above Boston. Photo courtesy of @thefaceof_bo

That’s not rain. Quite the opposite actually.

The Fenway-neighborhood brush fire that sent billowing plumes of smoke above Boston on Thursday afternoon was picked up on the National Weather Service’s Doppler radar.

The smoke first appeared on radar, usually reserved for detecting and forecasting weather systems, around 2:45 p.m., roughly 15 minutes after the fire began.

Firefighters worked Thursday to put out the blaze, which closed several nearby streets.


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