FAIRFIELD — A fire Monday at Air Base Parkway and Heath Drive in Fairfield caused an estimated $2,000 in damage and involved firefighters using chain saws to cut the base of pampas plants, Battalion Chief Matt Luckenbach said.
The fire reported at 3:07 p.m. burned less than a quarter-acre but while water puts out the flames of a burning pampas plant, the fire is not extinguished, Luckenbach said.
“It’s a really unique bush the way it burns,” he said.
Like a palm tree, falling leaves stay inside the plant, Luckenbach said.
No cause for the fire has been determined.
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