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Multiple departments extinguish brush fire in Hatfield

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A bulldozer was called in to assist with a Hatfield brush fire Monday night. A bulldozer was called in to assist with a Hatfield brush fire Monday night.
HATFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Multiple Hampshire County fire departments responded to a large brush fire in Hatfield that briefly threatened a nearby tree farm on Monday night.

Crews were called to Chestnut Mountain Tree Farm shortly before 8 p.m. Hatfield Fire Chief William Belden confirmed that the brush fire was about 2.5 acres. 

Four trucks responded from Hatfield and a brush fire truck and brush fire tanker responded from Whately. A bulldozer was also called to the scene to help fully extinguish the fire. 

The fire was caused by a permitted burn that was not fully extinguished on Thursday, the last day of the burn season, Belden said. 

“They thought they had fully extinguished the fire. It turns out it had been smoldering since Thursday,” Belden said.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire. The fire was contained by about 9 p.m.

None of the tree farm property was damaged. 

All of Western Massachusetts was under a red flag brush fire danger warning on Monday. 

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