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.READ MORE: 400 Million N95 Masks To Be Given Away By Federal Government Starting Next Week
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.”READ MORE: Free At-Home COVID Tests Now Available Online Through Post Office
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.”MORE NEWS: Gov. Charlie Baker To Make Announcement About COVID Testing And Day Cares
Experts say it will take a good amount of soaking rain before the brush fire risk is eased.