Update: Half Acre Brush Fire Controlled on Butters Row

Lt. Gary Donovan returned to scene on Wednesday to control hot spots.

Update: Wilmington Fire Lieutenant Gary Donovan said the flames spread to about half of an acre behind 45 Butters Row at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday night.

The fire was controlled by just before 1 a.m., and no structures were impacted during the incident.

Donovan was among the firefighters who returned to the scene around noon on Wednesday to control hot spots that had developed.

"Conditions have been very dry," said Donovan. "We have no permits because of it. We're not sure how the fire got started. But hopefully we’ll get some rain and we won’t have to deal with brush fires for a while."

Original Story: According to scanner reports, Wilmington firefighters are in the area of Butters Row for brush fire late Tuesday night.

Calls came in after 11 p.m. for an "extensive brush fire," and North Reading firefighters were called to assist.

Butters Road is located off of Main Street. One firefighter said over the scanner just before midnight that crews were "all around" the area of the fire with two lines running.

At 11:53 p.m., correspondence came across the airwaves that the fire was expected to be extinguished within about one hour.

It's unclear at the time how far the flames spread, or if any homes in the area impacted. Check back with Wilmington Patch for details as they become available.


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