Wareham Firefighters Battle Two-Acre Brush Fire
WAREHAM (WBSM) — The Wareham Fire Department recently sprang into action when a brush fire was located in the woods.
On Thursday, April 20, regional fire towers spotted a large amount of smoke in the area of Agawam Road just after 2 p.m.
The Wareham Fire Department sent multiple brush trucks to the scene, including Breakers 401, 403 and 404. The Onset Fire Department sent Forestry 149 and Tanker 1.
Other area departments also sent apparatus to help battle the blaze.
“Incident Commander Chief John Kelley activated the ‘Myles Standish Compact,’ which brought in additional resources, including forestry equipment from the Plymouth Fire Department,” the fire department said in a release.
The quick action helped keep the fire limited to a small amount of forest, especially with such dry weather.
“As a result of early reporting from the fire towers, and an aggressive response from the dozens of firefighters on the scene, the fire was held to just over two acres,” the department said. “Given the high fire danger day, the situation could have been much worse.”
The Wareham Police Department also responded with its drone to help locate the fire.
There were no injuries, the fire department reported.
Just a few days later, the Wareham Fire Department battled a house fire on Atlantic Avenue in which the resident and their pet cat were both able to get out safely.