Brush fire burns 12 acres of land in New Fairfield - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Brush fire burns 12 acres of land in New Fairfield

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This aerial photo of the brush fire in New Fairfield. (Connecticut Wing, Civil Air Patrol) This aerial photo of the brush fire in New Fairfield. (Connecticut Wing, Civil Air Patrol)
NEW FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Crews are still on the scene of a large brush fire in New Fairfield. 

Police said the large brush fire was reported on Beaver Bog Road near Squantz Pond around 3 p.m. In total, 12 acres of land was burned due to the brush fire, police said. 

There were no reported injuries, police said. 

New Fairfield First Selectman Susan Chapman tweeted that there was "no risk to any homes or structures."  No one was displaced or evacuated because of the fire, police said. 

"Firefighters from multiple departments/towns doing a great job," Chapman tweeted. 

Firefighters from Bethel, Newtown, Putnam Lake, Sherman, Patterson and Danbury assisted the New Fairfield Fire Department. As of 9 p.m., the fire was under control and authorities were scaling back on fire crews. 

Members of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were also called to the scene, Chapman said.

The fire was originally spotted by Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol aircrew, who took aerial photos of the fire.

Chapman delivered pizzas to the firefighters battling the brush fire. 

The cause of brush fire is under investigation.

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