DEERFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Multiple firefighters battled a large brush fire in Deerfield on Thursday with assistance from the State Police Air Wing team.
The forest fire broke out mid-morning in the area of Stillwater Road and Matthews Road. The State Fire Marshal's Office reported it was estimated to span about 20 to 25 acres.
Deerfield Police Chief John Paciorek tells us they closed down the area of Stillwater Rd. while fire crews were on-scene working to put out the flames.
A number of fire departments were called in including Greenfield, Whately and Northampton.
Mass. State Police also put their Air Wing up to drop water on the forest fire.
Late Thursday night State Police taking to Twitter with aerial video of the fire itself taken while they were flying over the forest fire.
"Two aircraft were configured with Bambi buckets for the mission... Air Wing crews in both helicopters flew numerous sorties, dropping approximately 30 Bambi buckets of water on the fire, which was encroaching on two homes. With their assistance ground crews were able to get the fire under control. Great team effort!" State Police wrote.
No immediate word what caused the fire to start.
Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more as it becomes available.