Updated: Brush fires in Harwich, Brewster

– Firefighters battled to extinguish a brush fire in the Hawksnest State Park late Sunday afternoon. Harwich crews were assisted by other departments including a tanker from Eastham, Brewster and the Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). About a quarter acre of brush burned.


– Brewster Firefighters were able to quickly knock down a brush fire Sunday afternoon. The fire was under the power lines off Old Chatham Road. A state fire tower reported seeing heavy smoke from the area. Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation fire units assisted at the scene.
Officials believe a balloon landing on the wires caused sparks which started the fire.
Ground photo courtesy of DCR FIre District 1. If you see breaking news and can safely take photos or video, please send them to us! Aerial photos courtesy of Carl Jacobs

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