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The brush fire that had been described as "large" is out, as firefighters work to extinguish the remnants of the blaze.
A little before 2 p.m., a call came in to emergency personnel reporting a brush fire off of Dickerman Road near the 691 underpass. Later, police officers communicating via radio described the fire as "large" and suggested that multiple fire engines would be needed, including perhaps one from Southington. It was also stated that there was concern the fire would spread to portions of Peck Lane and the Linear Trail.
However, firefighters worked quickly to contain and then extinguish the fire, and by 3 p.m. the blaze had been put out. No injuries were reported and it appears no property damage was sustained.
This is the second time in the last two weeks the fire department has been forced to respond to a brush fire. On April 9, a fire in the woods off of Notch and Waterbury roads was also contained before it could spread.
Because of the dry conditions of late, fire officials have warned that the threat of a fire starting is significantly high.