Agawam Road brush fire contained to two acres

Apr 23, 2023

Dozens of Wareham and Onset firefighters worked to contain a two-acre brush fire in the woods off of Agawam Road, just south of the beginning of the Myles Standish State Forest, on Thursday, April 20. 

There were no reports of injuries or property damage. 

According to a Wareham Fire Department press release, the blaze was spotted by observation towers shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday.

“Given the high fire danger day,” the press release read, “the situation could have been much worse.”

Wareham Fire Chief John Kelley activated the Myles Standish Compact, an agreement between the Wareham, Plymouth, Carver, Onset and Bourne fire departments to provide mutual aid while fighting fires in or near the state forest.

Honoring the Compact, the Plymouth Fire Department provided two all-terrain fire trucks which cleared a path for firefighters through heavy brush. 

The cause of the fire is unknown, but Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Haskell said that Thursday’s dry, sunny weather provided perfect conditions for a brush fire to start.

Wareham firefighters previously responded to a half-acre brush fire on Route 495 on Thursday, April 13.