Firefighters from four towns were called to a roaring brush fire at the Keene Excavation brush pit off Old Stage Rd. at approximately 8 pm on Tuesday night.
West Tisbury fire chief Manny Estrella said extinguishing the blaze required mutual aid from Tisbury, Aquinnah, and Chilmark. It took 30 firefighters approximately five hours to put out the fire.
“We flowed from 250,000 to 300,000 gallons of water,” Chief Estrella told The Times. “It was a pretty big fire.” One firefighter was treated for dehydration at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and released Wednesday morning. Since there was no property damage, Chief Estrella said there will be no further investigation into the cause, which he thinks started in a wood chip pile, most likely from a discarded cigarette.