Timothy J. Grenno, Fire Chief
56 Temple St.
Whitman, MA 02382
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Whitman Fire Department Extinguishes Large Brush Fire
WHITMAN — Chief Timothy J. Grenno reports that the Whitman Fire Department helped to extinguish a large brush fire that started in Abington Monday afternoon and spread into Whitman.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Whitman Fire Department was called to respond to Brockton Avenue in Abington for a report of a large brush fire.
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered that the fire had spread toward the high tension power lines on the Whitman/Brockton town lines. The large swath of land sits near the town lines of the three communities.
Whitman Fire deployed a brush truck, engine and shift commander to help coordinate extinguishing the flames. They were joined by firefighters from Abington, Brockton and Holbrook.
At one point the firefighters needed to relocate to Coholan Drive in Whitman, which abuts the swath of land, in order to attack the fire from a different location.
It took firefighters about two hours to fully extinguish the fire, which burned about four acres of land. Firefighters were able to successfully prevent the fire from spreading to any nearby buildings.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation, but is not considered suspicious at this time.