GLOCESTER, R.I. (WPRI) — At least two brush fires cropped up during the dry air and wind on Friday, including a fairly large one in Glocester.

(Courtesy: Chepachet Fire Department)

Crews were called to Indian Trail around 1 p.m. and arrived to find the fire already out of control and tearing through the woods. Neighboring departments were called in to help battle the flames, including Scituate, Smithfield, Foster, Burrillville, and East Putnam, Connecticut.

Chepachet Fire Chief Dennis Huestis told 12 News the fire burned about 2.6 acres and crews spent 2 hours getting it under control. It had already burned a half-acre when crews arrived as it contained to spread toward the road.

Huestis told 12 News another brush fire cropped up in Burrillville.

Meanwhile, a fire also broke out along a fence between two properties in the area of Central Avenue and Chase Street in Pawtucket.

Nearly an hour later, firefighters were seen battling a brush fire in the woods at Colt State Park in Bristol.

Bristol Fire Chief Michael DeMello said it took crews had to hike deep into the woods to get to the fire, which burned roughly an acre of land.

The National Weather Service has placed our area under a Red Flag Warning until 8 p.m. Friday, meaning fires could spread quickly due to dry and windy conditions.

People should avoid burning brush and be wary when discarding cigarettes under these conditions.

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