SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It was another nice sunny and dry spring day, but the dry conditions are keeping the brush fire danger high.
The trade off for this great weather continues to be the high fire danger. Even though things are starting to green up, the lack of rainfall continues to keep the threat for brush fires high.
The West Springfield Fire Department quickly put out a brush fire that started to spread to a home on Laurel Road Thursday afternoon. In Holyoke earlier this week, there were seven brush fires in one day. Firefighters suspect a passing train started those fires, which happens quite a bit.
"The trains, with the friction created by the wheels and metal rails, does shoot a lot of sparks off their rails and such," said West Springfield Fire Lieutenant Mike Dickson. "In West Springfield that's been a common problem in the Mittineague Park area.
Some things you can do to help prevent brush fires include properly disposing of smoking materials and try and water down any mulch you have in your yard.