National Guard: Base Fire Mostly Out

PHOTO COURTESY: Lt. Col. James Sahady, Massachusetts Army National Guard

PHOTO COURTESY: Lt. Col. James Sahady, Massachusetts Army National Guard

BOURNE – The large fire that burned all weekend at Joint Base Cape Cod is almost entirely out, according to National Guard officials.

Spokesman James Sahady says only a small portion remains smoldering. Firefighters are monitoring the area with brush breaker trucks.

State police and army helicopters were brought in over the weekend to fight the blaze. Those water drops are no longer needed.

The fire was difficult to fight as it was burning near the old impact range. Crews on the ground were not able to stray far from the roads out of concerns that unexploded shells may have been present.

Anywhere from 100 to 150 acres burned in the fire.

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