The Acushnet Fire Department reported the “most interesting call of the month,” on 3/29: A brush fire in the north end of town that started from sunlight focusing through glass blocks.
According to a Facebook post by Acushnet Fire & EMS, the property owner was not burning brush at the time and there were no “typical heat sources” found at the point of ignition.
“What was found was a bucket containing glass blocks commonly used by masons,” reads the FB post. “We believe that sunlight was focused through these blocks which ignited the dried grass in the area.”
A firefighter with a drone caught a photo showing the extent of the damage.
“We thank the Rochester and Freetown Fire Departments for their assistance,” wrote the Acushnet FD.
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