Seeing Smoke on 195? It’s an Acushnet Brush Fire
ACUSHNET — Drivers on I-195 or Route 240 in Fairhaven early Monday afternoon may have seen thick black smoke as a brush fire raged in Acushnet.
By 1 p.m. fire crews had already put out most of the flames from the fire, which started just after noon on Monday at 5 Tillie Way.
Scanner reports noted that flames reached a conex box or storage container nearby.
The extent of property damage is unknown.
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Acushnet's Fire Department has recently seen a change in leadership after the retirement of longtime chief Kevin Gallagher and appointment of new Fire Chief Tom Farland earlier this month.
No word yet on the cause of the blaze.
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