No property was damaged in the fire, although two firefighters sustained minor injuries. One house was threatened by the fire, Bosselait said, but firefighters formed a defensive perimeter to protect it. The alarm was called in about 4:30 p.m. and the fire was out by 8 — it was important to kill the fire quickly he joked, because he had a birthday party to attend.
Dry material from last fall and winter fed the fire, which burned several trees top-to-bottom at the edges of the burn. Fresh green spring grasses kept the blaze from moving across sizable meadows, Bosselait said. “If it hadn’t been for the winds driving it as hard as it did, we wouldn’t have as big a challenge,” he said.