South Shore: Brush fires pop up all over as dry weather continues

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Dry, windy weather fueled multiple brush fires around the South Shore on Friday.

In Abington, fire officials say a large brush fire broke out on the site of the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station at around 2:30 p.m. Abington, Whitman, Rockland, Weymouth forest fire crews surrounded the fire and had it contained by 4 p.m. The cause of the fire was not known as of Friday afternoon.

In Halifax, Fire Chief William Carrico says they responded to a brush fire in a 100x100ft area of the woods off  Thompson Street at around 4 p.m. Friday. Carrico says they aren’t sure how the fire started, but some kids were seen leaving the area near the time the fire broke out. Plympton fire crews helped quickly contain that fire.

In Duxbury, at about 12:45 p.m. Friday, Fire Chief Kevin Nord says they responded to a permitted brush fire that got out of control at 29 Treetop Lane. Nord says the fire burned a half acre of land before it was put out.

Chief Nord says they likely will prohibit permitted burning this weekend.

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