Marsh Fire Breaks Out in Essex, Old Saybrook

Firefighters from five departments are battling a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in a marshy area between Old Saybrook and Essex, according to the Old Saybrook Fire Department.

Emergency dispatchers said crews were called to the area of South Cove around 4:45 p.m.

Crews from Old Saybrook, Essex, Deep River, Westbrook and Chester have been called to the scene along the Connecticut River. Old Saybrook fire officials said strong winds are causing the flames to spread.

Footage from the scene shows a fire boat dousing flames from the river.

No additional information was immediately available.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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