GLOUCESTER — Fire Chief Eric Smith reports that the Gloucester Fire Department is battling a large, 2-alarm brush fire in the area of Poles Hill and Riverview Road, and is asking members of the community to avoid the area.
On Monday, Aug. 1, at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Gloucester Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a brush fire on Poles Hill, and responded to find a large area of brush burning in dry, windy conditions, and in an area that is difficult to access.
Firefighters remain at the scene and are working to control the blaze. There are no reported injuries at this time. Much of the fire has been contained but firefighters continue to work on preventing flare ups due to dry conditions. Residents are asked to remain vigilant.
There are large numbers of fire apparatus on roads around Poles Hill due to efforts to battle the blaze, so residents and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
Additional information will be released when it is available.