Firefighters Battle Large Brush Fire in Bristol

Multiple departments spent hours knocking down a brush fire in Bristol Sunday afternoon.

The Bristol Fire Department first responded around 4 p.m. to the southwest corner of town on South Mountain. Mutual aid from Terryville Volunteer Fire, Wolcott Volunteer Fire, Plainville Volunteer Fire and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection all responded to assist.

It took crews several hours to knock down the blaze, which burned significant acreage but did not damage any structures. Some minor injuries were reported during the course of fighting the fire, but officials say no serious injury occurred to either civilian or firefighter.

Bristol Fire cleared the scene around 9:30 p.m.

DEEP is still on scene assessing the damage and checking for hot spots.

This is a developing story and more details will be posted as they become available.

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