Hello, this is Mayor Greg Verga with an important message from the City of Gloucester.
As the Gloucester Fire Department and Massachusetts Forestry Services continue to manage the brush fire on Poles Hill they will be conducting controlled burnouts in the area. These burnouts will result in additional flames and smoke. Gloucester Fire Department will be monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of the area.
At this time the use of outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, chimineas, and any open or recreational fires is prohibited. Also, please do not extinguish or discard cigarettes outside.
The Gloucester Fire Department will continue to be on the scene throughout the day. There will be limited road closures and access in the area. We ask residents to avoid the area if possible. Residents should remain vigilant in monitoring for signs that the fire has restarted in the areas near them and call 911 if there are no fire personnel in the immediate area.
Please note there will be an additional call this afternoon related to water use restrictions.
Thank you for your cooperation.