UPDATED: Milford Brush Fire Sparks Up Again

A large brush fire near Interstate 495 in Milford that had largely been snuffed out by Monday night has reignited. Milford firefighters have requested area assistance.

UPDATED 2 p.m.: The fire is mostly out, just some hot spots are being extinguished that had reignited overnight. The process is slow because the site is fairly remote and requires a relay system for water.

UPDATED: The 17-acre brush fire that firefighters fought for more than seven hours Monday has sparked up again, according to a scanner report. Milford Patch will update as more information becomes available.

Monday posts:

UPDATED: 6:30 p.m.: Firefighters from several area towns were putting out some hot spots in a woods fire that burned an estimated 15 to 17 acres Monday, according to firefighters.

UPDATED: 4:30 p.m.: Firefighters from several area towns were continuing to work at the scene, but smoke was no longer visible.

UPDATED 2:45 p.m.: Milford and area firefighters are trying to extinguish what is now a four-alarm brush fire, with several towns sending personnel and trucks. The fire is in a wooded area between Dilla Street and Interstate 495. It is being fought by firefighters who are trucking in water from hydrants.

The fire has drawn assistance from departments including Ashland and Westborough.

Original story: The and several area departments are trying to extinguish a large brush fire in the woods off Dilla Street, which is blowing a smoky haze over Interstate 495.

The fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. By 2 p.m., several area departments had sent apparatus and personnel, including Hopedale, Upton, Hopkinton and Franklin.

The fire is deep in the woods. Water is being trucked in.

The brush fire comes on a day was at high risk for fire, given hot, dry conditions.

The temperatures are expected to peak at 87 degrees Monday.

Milford Patch will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Shannon Pataky April 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM
What a hot day, I hope all the firefighters are safe.


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