There was a brush fire in Southbury yesterday afternoon. Southbury Fire Department responded to the Tepi Road area around 4:30pm. Because of the rough, rocky terrain officials say additional help was requested from Sandy Hook and Roxbury Fire Departments. The fire was extinguished quickly and no injuries were reported.
New Milford Fire Marshall Kevin Reynolds says the fire danger again today is High. No outside burning is allowed, as burn permits are not valid at this level. Residents are asked to use caution with charcoal from grills and with any smoking materials.
Connecticut is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions. The states forest fire index is either high or extremely high for various parts of the state. Easton Volunteer Fire Department says there have been several brush fires in surrounding towns, including along the highway in Danbury yesterday. Residents are asked to refrain from any outside fires until conditions improve. This includes fire pits. Anyone who sees a brush fire or smoke in the woods is asked to call 911 immediately.