EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Easthampton firefighters have put out a brush fire in a remote section of a conservation area.
Firefighters were called Friday morning to the Edward J. Dwyer Conservation Area, near Terrace View; a street off Pleasant Street. All available Easthampton firefighters were called-in to help fight the fire.
It was difficult for firefighters to reach the fire site, and there was no water source in the area, so a portable pump had to be brought in.
Residents nearby say brush fires have never been a problem in this area, and they were surprised about this one.
"It's very rare. I've never heard of any kind of fire out in these woods," Shaun James of Easthampton said. "I thought maybe there was a death out there or something because we couldn't smell anything or see anything."
No firefighters were injured.