The put out two brush fires that caught hold at separate times on Wednesday.
Fire Chief Kenneth Hanks said there was a very small brush fire that firefighters extinguished around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Union City Road and City Hill Street, near the Exit 28 off-ramp of Route 8.
Then, around 4:15 p.m., a brush fire caught hold in a wooded area in the Indian Hills section of the borough near Evening Star and Longwood drives, fire officials said.
Capt. Vincent Healy said firefighters spent nearly an hour extinguishing the smoldering fire, which covered roughly diameter of 100-by-100 feet. Healy said none of the nearby homes were damaged by the fire.
One fire truck from the East Side firehouse responded, Healy said.
There were no reports of injuries in either incident. The causes for both incidents are still being investigated, however Hanks said the first fire likely started when someone threw a still-lit cigarette from a car window.
While Naugatuck has had relatively few brush fires in recent days there have been several reported in the area, and Bristol. The borough, as well as the entire state, has been under red flag warnings this past week due to the combination of dry conditions and wind.
Open burning is prohibited when such warnings are in place.
The dry conditions may finally dampen over the next seven days, however, as the National Weather Service is forecasting rain over the next week.