Monday March 26, 2012
Incident/Event Location: 71 Klebart Ave., Webster
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Particulars: On Monday March 26th, just after 3 PM, Webster firefighters were summonsed to a home located 71 Klebart Ave. for a fire in the brush behind the house. Upon arrival, firefighters found a very fast moving, wind-driven fire eating up the wooded area behind two houses in the area. Fire Chief Brian Hickey recognized an immediate need for help and summonsed the neighboring Dudley and Oxford fire departments to assist his department in bringing the brush fire under control. Firefighters quickly contained the fire and kept it from involving the two dwellings that were threatened.
Six pieces of apparatus responded to the scene with approximately 15 firefighters from the three communities. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes, but firefighters remained on scene for the next hour wetting down stubborn hot spots. Webster jakes would return to the site a couple hours later as the fire had re-ignited from buried embers of the first fire. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. There were no injuries.
No open air burning permits were being allowed at the time of the fire due to a combination of high winds, tinder dry brush conditions, and low humidity.
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