Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Milford Fire Department has responded to a 3-acre brush fire off Haven Street, and to a smaller fire off Eben Street.
Updated: Milford firefighters have responded to two brush fires on Thursday afternoon. A 3-acre fire was reported off Haven Street early Thursday, and before it was fully extinguished, a smaller fire was reported off Eben Street. Original Post: Milford firefighters are extinguishing a brush fire off Haven Street, described in an intial scanner report as being about 3 acres total. The fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. The department has responded to several brush fires in recent weeks. The National Weather Service on Thursday warned of an increased risk of brush fires because of the extended dry weather conditions across New England. The Service said the dry weather has created “unsafe burning conditions” with dead grass, leaves and brush …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A 2-acre brush fire was being extinguished Tuesday off Cedar Street.
Milford firefighters responded Tuesday to a fire that burned 2 acres of woodland above Cedar Street. The fire was largely extinguished by about 4 p.m. and was handled by Milford, using its personnel, said Fire Chief John Touhey. The area was in the Vietnam trails section off Cedar Street, near I-495.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Milford Fire Department on Monday was extinguishing a 5-acre brush fire off Cedar Street.
A fire that burned some 5 acres of brush off Cedar Street, to the east of the Milford Upper Charles Trail, was being extinguished Monday afternoon by Milford firefighters. The fire was reported about 2:15 p.m., near the power lines.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of elevated fire weather conditions developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday. Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday afternoon. The winds plus dry conditions will create a fire hazard, according to the Weather Service. Elevated fire conditions will continue through mid-day Saturday, but winds should diminish in the afternoon. There is a “low probability” that southwest winds on Sunday will cause a wind advisory. The elevate fire weather conditions stretch from Massachusetts to Rhode Island.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Milford firefighters, once again, are extinguishing a brush fire, this one to the east of the Upper Charles River Trail section that connects to Hopkinton.
UPDATED 5:15 p.m.: Milford firefighters have extinguished the brush fire to the east of Cedar Street, and are soaking the ground to prevent flare-ups. The fire was about 1,500 feet into the woods, off the Mlford Upper Charles Trail, and covered about 1.5 acres. Original story: Milford firefighters have responded to a report of a brush fire, to the east of Cedar Street. The fire is in a hard-to-reach spot and has reportedly burned about 1.5 acres, according to an initial scanner report. Firefighters in two brush trucks were seen entering the Milford Upper Charles Trail, at the Hopkinton end, as an access point. The fire was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. In recent weeks, Milford firefighters have responded to several brush fires, the …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Milford firefighters, assisted by two area towns, are extinguishing a one-acre fire in the woods above Cedar Street Thursday. It is the second significant brush fire this week.
Milford firefighters once again are fighting a brush fire in difficult terrain, this one about a quarter-mile into the woods, above Cedar Street. The fire, reported about 2:30 p.m., was largely distinguished within 30 minutes. But firefighters are continuing to douse hot spots, and soak the ground to help curb flare-ups. Earlier Thursday, firefighters had to return to the site of a 17-acre woods fire, extinguished Tuesday, when portions of it flared up again. The department has responded to three brush fires this month, including one on April 8. The problem is a lack of rainfall and snow melt, which have made the leaf debris in the woods tinder-dry. The fires are extinguished at ground-level, but sometimes rear back to life in spots …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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. See updated story on Tuesday's efforts. 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 …