Falmouth Police and Fire Departments Seek Info on Brush Fire

Most likely the result of illegal fireworks, burned five acres...
Video image capture of the overnight brush fire in Falmouth. (FFRD video)

From the Falmouth Police and Fire-Rescue Departments:

Falmouth Police & Fire Dept's Seek Information about Old Barnstable Rd. Brush Fire- Saturday evening Falmouth Fire/Rescue was dispatched to the Beagle Club area on Old Barnstable Rd for a brush fire. The fire was most likely the result of illegal fireworks and burned about five acres. The incident is being investigated by Falmouth Fire/Rescue, the Falmouth Police Dept., Barnstable County Sheriff's Office, and the Massachusetts State Police. Please contact police (508-457-2527) or fire (508-495-2510) officials with any information about this incident.

Original Report

Last night at approx 2300 hrs, Breaker 18 and Engine 23 were dispatched to the area of the Beagle Club on Old Barnstable Rd for a brush fire. The crews encountered 3 separate fires burning, each over an acre in size. The Incident Commander immediately requested more resources including the FFRD Ranger and 2 additional brush trucks from the Mashpee and JBCC Fire Departments. The fire eventually burned approx 5 acres and at one point was burning in close proximity to some houses in the Cordwood Landing neighborhood. It was controlled in about an hour. Thanks to the Sandwich, COMM and Cotuit Fire Departments for providing station coverage and responding to calls in Falmouth during this incident. This fire was most likely the result of illegal fireworks usage, and is being actively investigated by the FFRD, Falmouth Police Department, Barnstable County Sheriffs Office and the Mass State Police.


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