BOSTON (CBS) – It took more than 24 hours, a lot of water and hard work, but the West Roxbury brush fire is finally out.

The fire went up to four alarms at one point in an area tucked behind Roxbury Latin School and near a quarry.

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Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald says this latest blaze is one more chapter in one of the driest summers on record

“We have several brush fires per year,” MacDonald said. “This isn’t an area we usually have them, but the brush is very dry. Everybody knows we’ve had an extremely dry summer with very little rainfall so there’s a lot of fuel for the fire to burn.”

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Firefighters needed about 26 hours to knock down a brush fire in West Roxbury. (WBZ-TV)

Firefighters needed about 26 hours to knock down a brush fire in West Roxbury. (WBZ-TV)

Nobody was hurt and no homes were jeopardized during this weekend’s fire. But the remote section that was burning did provide a real challenge for firefighters

“The firefighters have to drag the hose hundreds of feet up hills, down hills, through the brush over rocks” said MacDonald. “It’s just very labor intensive.”

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Experts say it will take a good amount of soaking rain before the brush fire risk is eased.