Oxbow fire worries neighbors, town to seek solutions
Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 12/09/2013 10:24:49 AM EST
By: M.E. Jones, Correspondent
HARVARD — On Nov. 24, a blustery Sunday afternoon, a brush fire consumed over nine acres of the Oxbow Wildlife Reservation, which is located within Harvard’s borders in Devens and under the jurisdiction of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
For residents in the Still River area of town, the fire came too close for comfort, prompting selectmen to take the issue up at their recent meeting.
Ceded to the federal agency after the Army left the former Fort Devens, part of the Oxbow land skirts railroad tracks on Still River Depot Road and the overgrown field that fueled the recent fire abuts a handful of private properties.