A large bushfire in Devens started during an army training exercise

A brush fire that has consumed hundreds of acres in Devens started during an army training exercise



>> DEVENS FIRE CHIEF SAYS BRUSH FIRE STARTED RIDUNGN AN ARMY TRAINING EXERCISE YESTERDAY. TONIGHT THE FIRE IS STILL BURNING AND YOU CAN SEE THE HUGE PLUMS OF SMOKE BUT THE FIRE IS NOW 100 PERCENT CONTAINED. THIS IS A VIDEO OF FIREFIGHTERS WORKING TO STOP THE SPREAD BY LIGHTING CONTROLLED BACKFIRE WHICH ELIMINATE FU FELOR THE MASSIVE BRUSH FIRE WHICH HAS BEEN BURNING ON THE CHAIN ​​AT SOUTH POST, FORT DEVENS YESTERDAY. >> AN ARMY UNIT WAS OUT, HE’S DOING TRAINING. ONE OF THE AMMUNITION THEY WERE USING HIT A METALLIC OBJECT AND SET OFF A SPARK AND STARTED FIA RE. >> THE FIRE HAS SPREAD RAPIDLY, CONSUMING HUNDREDS OF RES.AC TEAM STORM 5 WEATHER CINDY FITZGIBBON EXPLAINS WEATHER CONDITIONS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE CONDUCTIVE TO MASSIVE BRUSH-FED BRUSH FIRES DRY OR DEAD. >> EVERYTHING STARTS WHEN YOU HAVE A DAY LIKE THIS WHEN YOU HAVE REALLY INTENSE SUN, YOU HAVE NO SHADE FROM ANY LEAFED OUTLANT PS, AND THEN YOU HAVE THE WIND, FORCING, AND ALSO VERY LOW HUMIDITY, WITH THEEW P DOINTS DOWN, RELATIVE HUMIDITY DURING THE AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY AS 15-2PE5 RCENT ALL THESE THINGS TODAY MAKE FOR ANY FIRE SPREAD RAPIDLY AND MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO EXTINGUISH. >> JUST LAST YEAR, WE HAD OVER 1,100 WILD FIRES ACROSS THE STATE, BURNING 1,600 ACRES. >> ACK GOOD THE FIRELINE, THE CONTAINMENT STRATEGY WAS NEEDED, BECAUSE IN ADDITION TO THE SMOKE ANDLA FS FIREFIGHTERS HERE FACING ANOTHER THREAT THE THREAT OF UNEXPLOSED AMMUNITION ON THE ATTH RANGE LIMITS THE POSSIBILITY OF FIGHTING THE BRUSHFE DIRECTLY.IR > > WE ARE NOT GOING TO ENDANGER OUR FIREFIGHTERS IN AN AREA FULL OF AMMUNITION.NS >> THERE ARE NO INJURIES AND THERE ARE NO PROPERTY DAMAGE. STILL FIREFIGHTERS SAY THIS IS A GOOD REMINDER TO EVERYONE ABOUT THE DANGER OF FIRE THIS TIME OF YEAR. THIS IS SOMETHING TO CONDERSI BEFORE ANY AIR BURNING ON YOUR PROPERTY. EV REPORT

A brush fire that has consumed hundreds of acres in Devens started during an army training exercise

The fire was still burning on Tuesday evening, but is now 100% contained.

The fire was still burning on Tuesday evening, but is now 100% contained.


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Richard V. Johnson