Additional volunteer fire crews from area towns were called in yesterday to help the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection put out new flare ups of a brush fire in Bethel. Crews from Danbury were working on the City side of the Terre Haute property. Very steep and rocky terrain has made containment difficult.
Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company added thanked West Redding Volunteer Fire Department , Redding Fire & EMS Company #1 , Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company, Phoenix Hose Company Inc. Engine 8 Danbury, CT, Wooster Hose Co No 5, Mill Plain Independent Hose Company, #12, and Miry Brook Volunteer Fire Company Engine 13 for their assistance.
Both Brookfield fire companies have been operating at a brush fire in Bethel on the Terre Haute property. The fire, which is approximately 6 acres in size, has been burning since Tuesday. Brookfield firefighters will continue to assist the Bethel Fire Department along with other area departments to help get the fire under control.
Firefighters from Redding came to Bethel to help put out a brush fire near Clarke Park. Numerous members worked at the dangerously steep terrain, shuttling in over 1,000 gallons of water. They helped establish a water supply to the fire scene, moved hundreds of feet of hose, and assisted with the evacuation of an injured firefighter.
The fire danger has been HIGH for the past two days. Redding firefighters urged people to take the warning seriously and to be extremely careful not to burn outside.