On Saturday April 30 at 3:15 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department responded to a fast moving 2.5 acre brush fire that threatened several homes in the area of McGuerty Road and Old Long Pond Road. Upon arrival at the scene Car 231 (Chief Moran) established a command post on McGuerty Road and began assigning incoming units to strategic locations in order to stop the fire from spreading to adjacent structures and brush. After approximately 1.5 hours of labor intensive fire suppression operations by numerous engine companies and brush units the fire was brought under control. Mutual aid assistance at the scene was provided by several fire departments including Harwich, Orleans, Chatham, Dennis, and State Forestry personnel. An Eastham engine and Dennis ambulance provided station coverage during the incident. The cause of the fire was traced to a permitted, unattended open burning fire on McGuerty Road. All Brewster units were placed back in service at 5:30 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Craig Chadwick
Aerial video courtesy of Carl Jacobs