Crews Battled Brush Fire in Hamden

Crews responded to a brush fire in Hamden on Friday morning.

Police received several 911 calls between 10:02 a.m. and 10:05 a.m. about heavy smoke coming from the wooded area West of Hill Street and North of Dunbar Hill Road, so Hamden firefighters went out to investigate.

A park warden from West Rock Ridge State Park also noticed smoke in the area and notified the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Crews accessed the brush fire from Mountain Road, near the Farm Brook Reservoir, and found an area of five to seven acres on the western side of the reservoir burning.

Six career and four volunteer firefighters worked with DEEP rangers and extinguished the burning field, as well as underbrush and root systems, and got the fire under control at 11:04 a.m.

Hamden fire marshals were called in to assist the state in investigating the origin and cause of the fire.

Hamden fire officials said the area is frequented by day hikers and several stopped to watch. Anyone with information about this fire should call Fire Marshal Brian Dolan at 203-407-3182.

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