CLAREMONT, NH–On Sunday, June 21, the Claremont Fire Department was dispatched to 111 Roberts Hill Road for a brush fire (on the east side Green Mountain). The alarm came in at 5:49 PM, and fire crews responded with Engine 1 and Brush 1. Initial crews arrived on scene at 5:59. Approximately one-half acre of woodland was on fire. A general alarm was toned, bringing in all off-duty personnel to the scene due to the high heat and remote location of the fire. Once a water supply was established, firefighters was able to make a quick knock down of the flames. Approximately 13 firefighters battled the flames and continued to work on cooling hot spots. No structures were in danger due to its remoteness. The last fire units left the scene at 7:32 PM.
While Claremont fire units were fighting the brush fire, Newport, Cornish and Ascutney Fire Departments covered the Claremont Station.
The department cautioned that high heat and moderate drought conditions continue to be of concern for firefighters in the region. Until significant rain fall is received, people using motorized off-road vehicles should take precautions to inspect exhaust spark arrestors for proper operation and to take care to properly dispose of smoking materials while in the woods. Campfires should be properly extinguished using water; never leave a campfire unattended.
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