For days, the Southborough Fire Department has been posting that no open air (brush) burning is allowed. That shouldn’t be a surprise with the high winds. Today, the SFD stressed:
**MONDAY, 3/15/21** Today is a class 4 VERY HIGH fire danger day. There will be NO OPEN AIR (BRUSH) BURNING allowed. This is due to the combination of relative humidity dropping between 15 and 25 percent in the afternoon, and northwest winds gusting between 25 and 35 mph with a few gusts up to 40 mph.
The impact of dangers posed by the weather isn’t just hypothetical. Yesterday, member of the SFD were forced to deal with a brush fire at the Framingham border on the edge of Route 9 West:
The Framingham Source shared a photo from the incident:
While I’m covering that, I’ll tack on news of the department’s response to a fire in Marlborough one week ago. The SFD posted about the house fire on Facebook:
Just after midnight (3/8/21) crews responded to this 3-alarm fire on Brown St in Marlborough. Southborough crews are pictured on the ground ladders removing an exterior wall & roofing to access hidden fires to be extinguished.
The is referring to photos tweeted by Ian Hathaway:
Southborough Engine 23 was one of the first Mutual aid companies on scene, the crew grab tools and ground ladders and went to work on the A/B side. pic.twitter.com/gukEn8URGR
— Ian Hathaway (@ianhathaway12) March 8, 2021
For more of Hathaway’s photos, and a video, click here.