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Fire Call: Quabbin Reservoir – Gate 8 Boat Landing

May 26th, 2009

Time of Call: 6:13pm on May 26th 2009

The department was dispatched to the Gate 8 boat landing for an out of control brush fire. The fire was started by (3) boaters who capsized their vessel and made a fire to stay warm.

Firefighters were taken to the remote location of the fire by State Police boat. Due to the size of the fire and hilly terrain, the Belchertown Fire Dept. was requested to assist. After roughly 3 hours the fire was extinguished and all units cleared the scene.

Massachusetts State Police and DCR officials assisted at this incident, including one MSP helicopter.

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