Below are some photos showing the aftermath of the
fire at Arlington's Great Meadows on the afternoon of April 17,
2009. Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.
Photos by John Bartenstein and David White of FoAGM.
Here are some more pictures from shortly after the fire by John
And more pictures about a
Here's a link to some more after the fire pictures by Bill Sears:
Also more on the Lexington Minuteman website:
Here's a report from the Lexington Fire Department:
We received the initial call just after 2:15
reporting a fire in the Meadows off of Brandon St at which time
the wind was blowing wnw at approx 10 mph. (toward Golden Living
Center). unfortunately this was on the opposite end of the fire,
and provided no access.
Once arriving additional units were summoned and the wind
direction changed, chasing the fire towards Circle Rd.
Additional units were sent that direction.
By the end of the afternoon, we had 19 structural engines, 9
brush units and several additional resources for a total of 46
There were two firefighter injuries.
Our estimates are a approximately 100 acres involved (estimates
provided by MSP air wing) mostly wetlands, however the fire did
damage at least three tree stands as well as some very minor
damage to the boardwalk. The fire did impinge on several
residential properties, coming as close as three feet to two
homes and within 20 to 25 of several others.