Seymour FD: Brush fires burn 5 acres in 2 days
SEYMOUR — For the second day in a row, dozens of local firefighters battled a brush fire Tuesday night, fire officials said Wednesday.
The first was around 5:15 p.m. Monday, when Seymour was dispatched on a mutual aid call to help Beacon Hose Company No. 1, which was already on scene for a brush fire deep in the woods off Skokorat Street and Hockanum Glen Road.
Crews from the Oxford Center Volunteer Fire Company and Quaker Farms Fire Company also responded.
Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services brought in a drone to get a better eye on the flames, since officials said the fire area was “extremely difficult to access.”
The Monday brush fire burned about two acres of brush, officials said.
Then, on Tuesday night, more than 60 firefighters from the two departments battled another brush fire — again, deep in the woods off of Skokorat Street. This one, officials said, spanned about three acres.
Oxford Center Volunteer Fire Company also responded to help out with Tuesday’s flames.
Officials said the Tuesday night fire was “very difficult to put out.” Crews remained on scene for four hours.