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Westford Fire Department responds to brush fire

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Update 12:33 a.m. Added additional courtesy photos from WFD.

Update 1:05 p.m. The article has been updated to include language clarifying that the fire has been extinguished as of 11:30 a.m. “The cause remains undetermined,” Westford Fire Department Deputy Mike Denehy told WestfordCAT. “The state DCR is looking into it, estimating 16 acres of land.”

WESTFORD — Local firefighters responded to a brush fire in Westford.

According to a post on social media from the Westford Fire Department, firefighters were on scene near the American Legion Ballfields, located off River St. in Graniteville.

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Westford, Littleton, Groton and Ayer fire departments responded to an approximate 16 acre brush fire in Westford. (Photo/Westford Fire Department)

Westford firefighters, as well as firefighters from Groton, Littleton, Ayer and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation were “making headway” in controlling the remaining areas of the fire, according to a post on social media.

“Please be advised that this is the cause of the odor of smoke in the area,” Westford Police Department wrote on social media. “Please use caution while travelling in the area of River St. and the surrounding areas.”

The Westford Fire Department did not respond for comment.

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Ben Domaingue, Managing Editor
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.