NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Crews spent more than three hours battling a brush fire that spread over ten acres in North Attleboro on Sunday.

Firefighters were called to Wild Acres Road around 11:30 a.m. after multiple reports of smoke coming from the woods nearby, according to North Attleboro Fire Chief Chris Coleman.

Once crews were able to find where the fire was, Coleman said they were able to bring equipment deeper into the woods.

“The challenge was getting lines out there, our lines are only so long,” Coleman said. “As we made our way in the fire progressed even more and it hit some pines and started to spread at a rapid pace, at that point, we called in for additional resources.” 

Around 11 other communities were called in for assistance and the fire was under control around 3 p.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.