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)

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.

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.

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.