Meetings are held remotely. From wellfleet-ma.gov, hover over a date on the calendar on the right of the screen and click on the meeting you’re interested in to open its agenda and learn how to view and take part remotely.
Thursday, Jan. 28
- Natural Resources Advisory Board, 9 a.m.
- Nauset Regional School Committee, 6 p.m.
- Joint Meeting of the Nauset School Committees, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 29
- Bike and Walkways Committee, 9 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 1
- Dredging Task Force, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 3
- Conservation Commission and Select Board executive session, 3 p.m.
- Conservation Commission, 5 p.m.
Wellfleet had seven new cases of Covid-19 in the 14 days preceding the state Dept. of Public Health’s weekly report, which was published Jan. 19. The town has recorded a total of 36 cases and one death from the virus.
Brush Fire Near Bike Trail
The Wellfleet Fire Dept. responded to a quickly spreading brush fire reported along the Cape Cod Rail Trail on Jan. 24. The firefighters were on the scene within 10 minutes and extinguished the fire in under a half hour.
The dept.’s forestry unit, tank unit, and one engine company used 2,000 gallons of water to fight the 6,000-square-foot fire. That’s an area larger than a professional basketball court. Nearby homes were not affected.
The fire started directly behind 15 Capt. Bellamy Road, a home in the Great Woods Field subdivision. The neighborhood sits between two densely wooded areas with the Cape Cod National Seashore to the east and the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to the west and across Route 6.
The fire was caused by “improper disposal of wood stove ashes earlier in the day by a home owner,” the fire dept. reported.
“Coals and ashes may remain hot enough to start a fire for many days after you think the fire is out,” said Fire Chief Rich Pauley.
Even if ashes have had time to cool, they should be treated as if they are hot, the fire dept. advised. They should be disposed of in covered metal containers outside the home and away from combustible materials.