Firefighters respond to brush fire on side of Shelton road

Shelton firefighters responded to a minor brush fire on the side of Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton this afternoon. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

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Huntington Volunteer Fire Company crews arrived at the scene at about 2 p.m., following a 9-1-1 call that came in at 1:52 on Monday, Nov. 10.

Firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze on a small hillside covered with fallen leaves, brush and shrubs. It appears about a 20- to 30-foot long section was impacted.

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The fire occurred across the street from Planet Fitness, which is at 760 Bridgeport Ave., near the Bertucci’s.

Firefighters had left the scene by 2:30, when these photos were taken, although the smell of burnt leaves still was prevalent in the area at that time.

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Similar brush fires have happened in the same vicinity in the past, with lit cigarettes tossed out cars and igniting the dried-out leaves usually being the cause.

 

 

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