High winds no friend to firefighters battling Lynn brush blazes

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LYNN — A windy Mother’s Day kept firefighters busy extinguising flames that ignited near Walden Pond and at the end of Mary Ellen Drive Sunday afternoon.

Initial reports indicated “multiple brush fires” at several locations around the pond with the Fire Department requesting assistance from other departments to contain the blazes.

The Lynn Fire Department responded to a call about a brush fire in Lynn Woods between Emerald Road and Walden Pond at about 3 p.m. Sunday. The department deployed two engines and a crew from Ladder 4, said the Fire Chief Stephen Archer.

Firefighters utilized all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and an aerial drone to assess the area and get an overhead overview of the fire.

“We also have assistance from the state forestry,” said Archer at about 5.30 p.m. “We think we are getting a handle on it.”

Three state forestry vehicles were at the scene.

Firefighters also extinguished shortly before 4 p.m. a fire at 89 Chestnut St. Detailed information on the fire is pending.


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