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Four Alarm Fire at Melchin Road

Today the weather service issued warnings about brush fires. It's dry, windy, and and generally ideal circumstances for a brush fire. And that's what happened.

Nearby, a brush fire at 493 Melchin Road has grown into a 4 alarm affair, with 50 acres going, according to the mutual aid folks and observers at a fire tower in Massachusetts. Brush trucks and tankers from all over the region have been called in.

The size of the fire has grown considerably. 50 acres at 3:30 p.m; 10-15 acres going closer to 2:30.


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Still going

People and equipment still arriving on the scene. 5:35 p.m.

There's a haze in the air over town.


7 pm.

Contained and surrounded, but work remains...


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Rain now, please

Thanks to all the firefighters! What a job!


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