Firefighters Tackle Large Brush Fire At Silver Lake Park

By Tom Sofield

Crews fought a brush fire at Silver Lake Park on Saturday afternoon.

Crews were dispatched to the area of 2nd Avenue and Route 13 in Bristol Borough for a brush fire just before 12:40 p.m. They arrived and quickly found the fire was in the county-owned park and nature center on the Bristol Township side of the border, Third District Fire Company Chief Howard McGoldrick said.

A total of 45 firefighters from companies in Lower Bucks County responded to battle the flames that were burning grass and brush across 7.3 acres at the park off Van Pelt Street, McGoldrick said.

The fire was near the county park’s maintenance buildings, but no structures were damaged and no injuries were reported, the chief said.

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