Scituate: Brush fire leads to 75-100 homes without water

It took about four hours for Scituate crews to knock down a fire outside of a home on Clapp Road Thursday.

Around 12:30p.m., flames from a brush fire extended to a large pile of building debris nearby but there was no extension to the house or any other building.

But Scituate Fire Captain William Sestito said firefighters had a problem connecting to the hydrant on Clapp Road, “There was so much material there burning that we ended up laying a line and when we charged the line from the hydrant, the old dilapidated street main collapsed so we lost all water pressure.”

The water main was shutdown and they were able to relay a line to a hydrant down the road near Heritage Trail.

According to Sestito, shutdown of the main left 75-100 homes in the area without water. The Scituate DPW was on-scene trying to repair the main Thursday evening.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.