Large brush fire tough to fight along the Neponset

Neponset brush fire. Photo by Boston Fire.

Neponset brush fire. Photo by Boston Fire Department

Firefighters had to lay several hundred feet of hose Wednesday night to battle a brush fire along the Neponset River in Lower Mills.

The brush fire, reported around 7:15 p.m., consumed brush behind Ventua Street, took firefighters from six engine companies, two ladder companies and two specialized brush-fire units, the Boston Fire Department reports.

Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald reports firefighters found it "unreal" to be fighting a brush fire in February.

"I am not a meteorologist but I would think the lack of snow cannot be good for the water supply or our landscape," he said.

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