Firefighters in Blandford, Russell, and Otis worked to put out an uncontrolled brush fire in Blandford Tuesday afternoon.
In Northampton, the fire department posted photos on Tuesday, of a shed that burned to the ground after a neighbor was illegally burning according to the fire department’s Facebook page.
The West Springfield Fire Department said certain days carry a higher risk for brush fires.
“Late March to around mid-May, you see the vegetation dry out,” Michael Dickson told 22News. “Especially with the winds like this, and you’re getting some of the days are warming up, it’s sort of a perfect storm for brush fires.”
The West Springfield Fire Department said open burning is banned in the city and can result in a $500 fine.