Brush Fire along Railroad

Station 18 was dispatched to the area behind Metro & Johns at 1616 Main Street, for heavy smoke from along the river.  Engine 1811 and Attack 1871 responded.  Personnel found a brush fire along the railroad tracks about half way up a steep embankment.  Due to the location, 18 Command also requested Northampton Fire Dept as the fire was actually in their jurisdiction.

 

Engine 1811 positioned at the top in a dirt storage area accessed off of Almond St.  Attack 1871 accessed the railroad track along Front Street near Sheftel's and followed the tracks from the Hokendaqua Bridge to under the fire.  Crews stretched lines and extinguished the fire with some overhaul required.

 

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