Brush Fire in Hartford Burns 3.4 Acres in Hartford

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hartford — A brush fire on Podunk Road, which was started by a downed power line, burned 3.4 acres of land on Wednesday afternoon.

Hartford Fire Chief Scott Cooney said his department received a report for a power line that had fallen and a small brush fire around 3:10 p.m.

Fire officials soon learned that a larger brush fire was burning further down the road. Both fires are believed to be the result of the downed line, Cooney said in a news release issued on Thursday.

Hartford struck a first alarm because of the fire’s proximity to homes. Lebanon, Hanover, Sharon, Woodstock and Hartland aided Hartford on scene.