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HVFCo: Brush Fire 6/15/16

Submitted by Olivia Drake.

brush fire 6-15-16Haddam Volunteer Fire Co. responded to a brush fire at 12:15 p.m. June 15, 2016 on Christian Hill Road in Higganum.

A tractor processing hay at a commercial agricultural farm had an electrical short, which caused a spark and ignited a hay field. The operator of the tractor witnessed the field start to burn and called 911. Firefighters quickly arrived on scene and suppressed the fire using lines from utility truck 7-13. They overhauled the area to ensure no hot spots remained. An area measuring approximately 100-feet by 100-feet was damaged by the fire.

Photo by Austin Mirmina.