Sep 6, 2015 10:20 AM

For second time this week, Derry firefighters deal with brush fire off Symphony Lane

DERRY - An illegal campfire is suspected of causing a brush fire Saturday near the power lines off Symphony Lane where there was a previous fire on Tuesday.

Fire crews will be returning to the area on Sunday to check for hot spots due to the severity and intensity of the fire.

Fire crews say roughly 2.5 acres were burning, with hot, dry weather and wind helping to drive the flames. The fire was first reported by a neighbor around 5 p.m.

Tankers and forestry trucks were called in from several area towns, including Sandown, Windham, Chester and Auburn, to help Derry firefighters.

It took 26 firefighters and roughly 25,000 gallons of water with foam to extinguish the fire. No buildings were damaged.

Illegal campfires also were blamed for the brush fire earlier this week in the same area.

Derry firefighters are asking residents to be careful with any open flame given the dry conditions. At this time of year, a permit to kindle any fire is required and no such permits are currently being issued.


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