WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (NEWS10) — Fire crews have been hard at work since Friday trying to knock down a massive brush fire in the Berkshires.
On Saturday, there were reports that the brush fire was burning across 180 acres. As of Sunday night, the Conway Fire Department posted to Facebook that it had grown to encompass 790 acres. Williamstown and North Adams fire officials could not be reached for comment or confirmation on the size of the fire on Sunday. Viewers who live in the area also told NEWS10 that authorities warned that the fire is approaching structures.
The fire was first reported off Henderson Road on Friday afternoon. It quickly covered a large area. Williamstown and North Adams Fire Departments have been assisted by several other North Berkshire fire companies.
Massachusetts State Police reports that their Airwing helicopter has been assisting throughout by dropping water from the reservoir in North Adams. A water pick-up station was also set up at the North Adams Airport.
State and local responders and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency say they’re “here for the long haul.”
A member of the North Adams Fire Department could not give NEWS10 an update on the fire as of 3:30 Monday morning, but said the department will be meeting in the morning regarding the fire.