Previously permitted burn started brush fire in Leverett, fire officials say

  • Source: WWLP-TV NBC 22 Springfield
  • Published: 03/23/2021 12:00 AM

Several fire departments in Franklin County assisted with putting out a brush fire in Leverett Monday evening. Brush fire risk in Massachusetts remains high after ongoing dry weather persists According to the Leverett Fire Department, the brush fire was 1 acre in size and was a rekindle from a previously issued permitted burn. Crews received mutual aid from Shutesbury and Sunderland fire departments, along with the Montague Center and DCR. Fire officials are reminding residents of the importance of making sure their fire is completely out before leaving the area after a permitted burn. The Leverett Police Department also assisted.


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