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Brush Fire Burns Near City Reservoir

A brush fire is burning Thursday afternoon near the Peabody-Lynnfield town line.

A majority of Peabody firefighters on duty on Thursday are fighting a brush fire on Thursday afternoon.
A majority of Peabody firefighters on duty on Thursday are fighting a brush fire on Thursday afternoon.

A brush fire has crews from at least two communities working in gusty winds to lasso the flames on Thursday afternoon.

The fire is near Winona Pond, close to the Lynnfield town line off Route 1 and Lake Street in Peabody. It is at the end of Butternut Avenue near the city’s water treatment plant, according to a Peabody fire dispatcher. Winona Pond is one of several public water supplies for Peabody.

No injuries were reported.

The wind is blowing at 8-16 miles per hour on Thursday afternoon with gusts to 26 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

There is a “majority of manpower” from today’s on-duty Peabody firefighters battling the fire, according to a Peabody dispatcher. Four engines from Peabody and at least one engine from Lynnfield were at the fire, with the Lynnfield firefighters fighting it from the Lynnfield side. Firefighters from Danvers and Salem were called in to cover Peabody during the fire.

The exact size of the area that is burning was not immediately known. No buildings or structures were involved.

The fire was first reported before 1:30 p.m. and as of 2:30 p.m. firefighters estimated it would take at least another hour to bring it under control and extinguish the fire.

“It quite a ways in…deep in the woods,” the dispatcher said.

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