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News Notes: Firefighters battle large bushfires

By Jay Turner

The brush fire burned an acre and a half of land south/southeast of Homestead Drive.

About an acre and a half of land was badly burned and several vehicles were lost as Canton firefighters worked for nearly two hours last Thursday to contain a large brush fire that broke out between two neighborhoods on the east side of Turnpike Street.

Deputy Fire Chief Scott Johnson said the blaze started in a heavily wooded area behind a cul-de-sac on Clover Lane and spread north towards Homestead Drive. Crews from Stoughton and Milton also responded to the scene and they were able to surround the rapidly moving fire on three sides and stop it before it reached a shed on Homestead Drive. No homes were damaged, although the fire managed to consume a truck, boat, boat trailer and small utility trailer that were stored on the property at 69 Turnpike Street. Johnson said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A few days later, on Sunday August 21, a team of firefighters from Canton were deployed to Medfield as part of the Norfolk County Wildfire Team to help fight a large bushfire in the Rocky Woods reserve. On Monday, the crew members returned to the site with a water tanker and participated in the water supply and extinguishing operations.

Woman charged in multi-car crash

On Saturday morning, township police responded to a turbulent scene just outside the station headquarters as an unlicensed motorist swerved into oncoming traffic and hit two other cars head-on, causing multiple injuries .

Deputy Chief Patty Sherrill said the driver, a 55-year-old Dorchester woman, and her passenger both suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital with two bystanders who assisted at the scene and also suffered minor injuries. The driver behind the collisions was cited for a lane violation and for driving a vehicle with a suspended license.

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