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photo courtesy of Nashua Fire Rescue- Firefighters battle a fire near exit 6 northbound on the F. E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua Wednesday.

Jul 27, 2016 9:41 PM

Brush fire burned Wednesday along F.E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua

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NASHUA-Nashua firefighters battled a series of brush fires in the city Wednesday.

Northbound commuters on the F.E. Everett Turnpike saw travel reduced by one lane while firefighters battled a blaze along the highway near exit 6.

Nashua Fire Rescue deputy chief Kevin Kerrigan said Wednesday night the fire, which burned an area about 60 feet wide and 80 feet long, was in an "awkward spot."

Firefighters using two NFR engines and a forestry truck battled the blaze, which was called in to the department around 5:30 p.m. A Department of Transportation Truck provided signage to clear the breakdown lane, a travel lane and help control rush hour traffic. "It was very busy on the highway," said Kerrigan.

Another fire near the Greater Nashua Boys and Girls Club had firefighters busy earlier in the day, and a third struck a nearby location around 7 p.m.

Kerrigan said park fires were about the same size as the blaze near the highway. He said conditions remain very dry. Though there is some green growth, Kerrigan said, "there's no moisture in the ground."

The Mine Falls Park area, which is near the club's building, has had other recent fire activity said Kerrigan.

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