A man was taken to the hospital Monday after he was burned in a brush fire that went out of control in Ipswich.
Fire officials said they were called to the fire at 10 Mill Road around 10:30 a.m. where they found a man in his 60s with burns on his fingers and legs. The fire had spread out of a brush fire pit and into the woods.
The man was treated on scene and taken to a Boston hospital for further help.
Firefighters and the Ipswich Department of Public Works worked together to cut back the burning trees and extinguish the blaze.
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The fire is under investigation but does not appear suspicious. A burning permit had been activated at the address earlier in the day.
Opening burning is allowed in most towns in Massachusetts with a permit from mid-winter to spring. Fire can spread quickly and is dangerous if left unattended. For rules and safety tips from the state Department of Fire Services, click here.