USA — MASHPEE – One firefighter was injured and at least five acres of Mashpee woodland burned in a stubborn, smoldering fire in the Mashpee River Woodlands conservation area, reports the Cape Cod Times.
After putting the fire out last evening, firefighters returned to the scene this morning to prevent flare-ups of the fire that was discovered yesterday evening.
A firefighter with the Massachusetts Military Reservation was injured by a saw, said Mashpee Fire Capt. Joseph Fellows. The injury are not considered life threatening.
Fighting the fire was made difficult by the dense woods of pine and hardwood, the bugs and the oppressive heat that has enveloped the entire Cape, Fellows said. Saws were required to cut back the woods to give brush-breakers access to the fire area.