Brush fires erupt in West Roxbury, Needham

Smoke visible from West Roxbury brush fire on other side of quarry

Smoke visible from other side of the quarry. Photo by McAllister Crowley.

Boston firefighters are in the woods near Roxbury Latin School for a brush fire. Firefighters are entering the woods through Eagle and Willet streets.

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire went to four alarms but that no homes were threatened by the blaze.

Julie C. reports there's also a brush fire near the Great Plain Avenue off 128.

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The West Roxbury fire is for the birds

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It's behind the section of the neighborhood where most of the streets are named for birds: Eagle, Heron, Quail, Thrush, Petrel, Curlew, Sparrow, Partridge, Plover, Swan, Pheasant, Grouse and Bobolink streets.

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Please don't tell me the

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Please don't tell me the cause was a discarded lit cigarette butt. Especially since we are in the middle of a drought.

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