Wilmington Fire Dept. Extinguishes Large Brush Fire Off Of Main Street

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Fire Department responded to a brush fire off of Main Street (Route 38), near the Geiko billboard sign, very close to the Woburn Line, shortly after 5:30pm on Monday evening.

The first crews on scene were suffering from “water supply” issues, which were remedied.

Mutual aid was provided by several nearby fire departments, including Billerica, Tewksbury and Woburn. The Massachusetts Bureau of Forestry & Fire Control and Rehab Five, out of North Reading, also responded.

Wilmington Police closed Main Street in both directions, from Eames Street to the Woburn Line, while firefighters battled the blaze.

The fire was substantially extinguished by 7:10pm.  Thankfully, no injuries or property loss were suffered.

The fire’s cause has not yet been publicly announced, but dry conditions and steady winds certainly played a factor in the fire’s size — estimated to have covered approximately four acres —  according to a public safety official.

Below are a few photos from the scene, courtesy of Wilmington Police Department’s social media accounts:

Brush Fire (WPD1)

Brush Fire (WPD3)

Brush Fire (WPD2)

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