Boston and Milton Battle 16 Acre Brush Fire for Seven Hours Sunday

A large brush fire at the Blue Hills Reservation state park on the Boston-Milton boarder burned an estimated 16 acres on Sunday. Fire officials said crews responded to the fire at approximately 13:00 hours May 1 2022, and that it was put out over seven hours later at roughly 20:15 hours.

Boston and Milton Fire have confirmed that there were no injuries reported in connection with the fire. Fire agencies from across neighboring communities assisted Boston and Milton with the firefighting effort including Quincy, Canton, Braintree, Dover and Sharon.

Members of state agencies are also at the scene including the Massachusetts State Police Airwing which provided a valuable birds eye view to the command post.

The Blues Hills Reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Boston, Quincy to Dedham and from Milton to Randolph, and is managed by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The cause of the brush fire is under investigation.