Ridgefield firefighters put out brush fire on North Street Wednesday night

Ridgefield firefighters responded to the scene of a brush fire on North Street Wednesday, April 3.

Fire Chief Jerry Myers said that the fire was caused by down power lines that sparked and lit up dry leaves near the roadway. He could not confirm whether heavy wind had knocked down the power lines.

“The cause of the fire was not a crash,” he said.

The scene of the fire was right next to St. Mary’s Cemetery on North Street.

Chief Myers said the road was closed and that firefighters were on scene from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. extinguishing the blaze.

No injuries were sustained.

More than 150 customers were without power between 6 and 9 p.m. Eversource reported.

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