Canton, CT March 5, 2017… Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department
responded to a dispatch for a large brush fire behind a residence at 148 Robin Drive
at 1:20pm Sunday afternoon.
Upon arrival, Canton fire crews on: Engines 1 and 3, Tanker 7, Squad 5 and Canton’s
Ambulance found a 100 x 200 fire quickly spreading up a hill, towards a shed by a
residence. Neighbors used rakes and other tools to keep dry leaves/brush away
from the area until fire crews arrived.
Department Chief Craig Robbins: “These efforts by the neighbors kept the fire from
Because there are no hydrants north of Route 44, firefighters also drafted water
from a nearby pond to suppress the brush fire. Approximately 6,000 gallons of
water were required to fully extinguish the fire.
While the brush fire was under control in about 20 minutes, fire crews remained on
scene for an addition 90 minutes to cut down two trees that were compromised by
the fire and to extinguish any addition and potential hot spots on the property.