Brush fires flare over two days in Warwick

Staff Writer
Published: 6/19/2020 2:18:43 PM
Modified: 6/19/2020 2:18:32 PM

WARWICK — As a result of dry weather conditions, the Warwick Fire Department has battled two brush fires in the past two days.

According to the Fire Department’s Facebook page, all Warwick fire personnel were called to fight a brush fire off Orange Road at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. The Warwick Police Department helped to redirect traffic for roughly two hours.

Multiple departments were called for mutual aid as the fire burned through the forested area, the post states. By 8 p.m., the fire had been extinguished.

According to the post, the fire burned deep into the ground due to the dry conditions. In addition to fellow fire departments, the Athol Salvation Army provided drinks and food for the firefighters.

The day before, Wednesday, the Warwick Fire Department had responded to the area of Shaw Road and Wendell Road for a reported brush fire. The fire burned a large patch of a grassy field. According to the post, the fire was contained successfully with help from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Zack DeLuca can be reached at zdeluca@recorder.com or 413-930-4579.

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