Monroe Brush Fire Spreads to Boats, Truck and Forest

Crews battled a brush fire on Webb Circle in Monroe on Thursday afternoon, according to the White Hills Fire Company, which provided mutual aid.

Monroe, Stevenson and Stepney firefighters responded at 1:30 p.m. to a Webb circle home after reports of a fast-moving brush fire, the fire department said on its Facebook page. The resident was burning a pile of sticks and then the fire grew and spread to two boats and trailers, a box truck and the forest, according to Monroe Fire Marshal Bill Davin.

Firefighters could see smoke from miles awy. Crews had to use tanker trucks because there were no fire hydrants in the area. Firefighters put the brush fire out quickly and stayed there for an hour to spray water on the area where the fire broke out. They extinguished the fire on the the boats with foam.

There were no injuries.

The White Hills Fire Department in Shelton also supplied a tanker and brush truck, according to Monroe fire officials.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection listed the fire danger for today as high because fuels are dry and can burn readily.

Monroe fire officials remind residents that they need burn permits to burn brush when the conditions are safe to do so. Residents can get permits from the Monroe fire marshal.

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