Update: Upper Road has reopened. According to the Deerfield Fire District, crews will be back in action Thursday morning. The fire is currently contained and no injuries or damage to homes has been reported.
DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Upper Road in Deerfield has reopened after a large brush fire has been confirmed along the train tracks.
According to Deerfield Police and Fire Department Spokesperson, Adam Sokoloski, the fire was about 35 acres and partially contained. No injuries or damage to homes has been reported. Deerfield Fire and multiple mutual aid companies are operating in the area of Upper Road near Hawks Road.
According to Greenfield Fire Chief, Robert Strahan, the fire is contained at this time. “Currently they have a fire line around the fire. The fire is contained at this time. They are still applying water to the fire and firming up the lines. We will have to come back tomorrow to make sure it’s completely out,” says Strahan.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and 22News is covering the story and will continue to update as soon as additional information is released.