Dry Conditions Fuel Brush Fire

Tolland, Conn. (WTNH) – The Fire Department in Tolland had a big blaze to deal with on Monday.  A brush fire sparked on Fox Ridge Lane right off of South River Road around 6:30pm.

The fire was near rail road tracks and that forced the rail road company to stop any trains traveling in that area.

TOLLAND BRUSH FIRE

The recent dry conditions didn’t help their situation.  You can see from the picture how high the flames were and the vast area firefighters were dealing with. Fire Chief John C. LIttell tells us that the dry conditions helped the fire spread to a pile of railroad ties.  That made the job harder. It took firefighters more time and more water to finally extinguish the fire.

TOLLAND BRUSH FIRE 2

Now the Fire Marshals Office and State Police are investigating the cause of the fire.  They are asking anyone with information to contact the Fire Marshals office at (860) 871-3677.

 

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