Sep 7, 2015 7:02 PM

Derry firefighters continue to monitor 2-acre brush fire that started last week

DERRY – Firefighters continue to monitor a brush fire that’s suspected to have started with an illegal campfire five days ago.

Crews have been monitoring an area off Symphony Lane since a fire broke out last Wednesday.

Firefighters are checking for hot spots a few times each day and have been dragging hose or carrying packs full of water to extinguish the smoldering ground.

Fire officials aren’t the only ones keeping an eye on the brush fire.

Kerry Rodgers lives nearby. She said she hasn’t left her home in days, and she’s concerned for her home and her horses.

“There aren’t any fire permits being given out so there should be no smoke smell, so if you’re smelling smoke, call in,” Rodgers said.

The Town of Derry is not issuing fire permits because of the dry conditions, Battalion Chief Jim Richardson told NH1 News.

“We haven’t had rain for a significant amount of time,” Richardson said, “And I don’t think we’re going to get any rain, we’re not talking until Thursday or Friday.”


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