Several acre brush fire “under control” in Orange

The fire burned for several hours

The rain is gone and now we’re looking at a stretch of sunny, dry weather

ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) – Several Worcester County fire departments were helping with a stubborn brush fire in Franklin County, Monday night.

When 22News attempted to call the Orange Fire Department, an Athol Fire Dispatcher answered the telephone because they were covering for the department.

The dispatcher told 22News they had a several acre brush fire burning in the woods off Tully Road, not far from the Warwick town line. He said the fire was in a difficult place to access, “not far from the Tully City Council Club.”

The fire started around 7 o’clock, and several tankers were called in from surrounding towns. There were no reports of any injuries or homes being threatened.

The official Orange Fire Rescue EMS Facebook page posted this statement:

Tully Mountain IS NOT on fire, and there is no danger or hazard to the public. OFD crews and mutual aid have this incident under control and crews will be remaining on scene for an extended time…