[DRONE VIDEO] Several Monroe and Newtown Fire Companies Battle Large Brush Fire off of S Main St.
Monroe, CT - At approximately 12:30pm on May 25, 2022, members of the Stepney Volunteer Fire Department and Botsford Fire Department were dispatched to the 300 block of S Main Street for a reported mulch/brush fire. First in companies found a large 100x200ft area burning on a commercial sized mulch pile and running up the hillside. Mutual aid was called in from all over the surrounding area (Newtown Hook & Ladder, Stevenson, Monroe, and Sandy Hook) to set up a tanker shuttle operation to combat the fire. It would take several hours before the fire would be put under control. The incident radio traffic audio for this video was provided by Broadcastify. This flight was conducted with all the required permissions.
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