Area brush fires kept firefighters throughout the community busy as they ripped through acres of land.
According to the Tiverton Fire Department, Sunday afternoon just before 3:00 p.m., firefighters responded to Christopher Ave for a brush fire.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a quick moving brush fire in the woods between Christopher Ave and Progress away. Mutual aid responded to the scene with additional manpower as well as specialized forestry equipment from:
Dartmouth Fire District 1
Dartmouth Fire District 2
Dartmouth Fire District 3
Rhode Island Forestry Division
Massachusetts DCR Forestry Division
Fall River Fire Special Service
Special Signal Fire Association / Providence Canteen
The fire took 4 hours to bring under control and consumed 55 acres of land. Wind played a factor in the fire.
1 firefighter was treated at the scene for heat related issues.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.