SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Another dry day kept firefighters very busy.
A large brush fire burned the dry vegetation near Verge Street in Springfield. 22News got there and was able to film the flames. The fire started in the woods near the railroad tracks.
More than an acre of land was on fire. It kept the firefighters from Springfield and Ludlow busy for hours. The burning brush also forced the fire department to call Amtrak and have them stop their train while they worked to put out the fire.
Aide to the Fire Commissioner Dennis Leger told 22News the fire may have been caused by sparks from a passing train.
A few hours before that brush fire, the Springfield Fire Department was at Western New England University.
University spokesperson Dave Stawasz told 22News at around 4:30 some students reported the fire in the woods between the football field and Ashland Avenue. More than an acre was burned. No buildings were damaged.
Springfield certainly wasn't the only community that had to deal with brush fires Saturday.
There were large fires in Chicopee, New Marlborough and Montague Center.