Crews put out early morning brush fire in Chicopee

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Firefighters in Chicopee put out a brush fire that started early Tuesday morning.

The Chicopee Fire Department was called to the fire around 3:30 a.m. The brush fire was burning behind the homes on Slate Road, which is off Sheridan Street. This is near both the Chicopee Reservoir and Westover Air Reserve Base.

Westover firefighters were also called to provide assistance to the Chicopee Fire Department. Westover Fire told 22News they were initially worried the brush fire could spread onto the base, and set up crews inside the fence. The departments, however, were able to contain the fire and the flames are no longer visible from Slate Road.

The Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently declared a Drought Warning for most of the state.

Rain started falling Tuesday morning as crews worked to put out the fire.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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